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Wingin’ it: ‘Battle of the Buffalo’ raises money for local cancer research

HUNTSVILLE– If the mere mention of chicken wings makes your mouth water, you’ll want to mark “Battle of the Buffalo” on your calendar for Saturday.

The public is invited to attend the 15th anniversary of the largest philanthropic chicken wing festival in the Southeast, with all proceeds going to cancer research.

“Battle of the Buffalo” will take place at Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 on the day of the event. The ticket includes two pounds of chicken wings and a drink. Local leaders will judge restaurants and individual teams to name the esteemed title of “Best Wings in the Tennessee Valley.”

The brothers of Theta Pi Chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the University of Alabama in Huntsville founded Battle of the Buffalo in 2009 in honor of their chicken-wing loving brother, Paul “Fish” Salmon, who died of leukemia.

The family friendly celebration serves as a tribute to Salmon’s legacy by raising funds for the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

Beyond the mouthwatering wings, donated by Wayne Sanderson Farms, the event features the Salmon 5K run at 9 a.m. in downtown Huntsville.

There is also live music, an inflatable obstacle course, and an array of games for all ages.

For more information and to register for the 5K race, visit battleofthebuffalo.org.


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