Newberry Observer

Wing-A-Thon helps send youths to camp

PROSPERITY — Newberry County Young Life held a Wing-A-Thon to help raise money to send Newberry County youth to a Young Life Camp. A total of 809 wings were consumed during the event, and $13,561.15 was raised.

According to Young Life Area Leader Eddie Long, the prize for most wings consumed went to Michael Sosa and Jordan Miles, 55, for the guys, and Anna Wicker, 45, for the girls. The most money donated per wing consumed went to Jessica Franklin for $275 per wing and Katie Bedenbaugh for $20 a wing.

“Jessica got people to give her $275 per wing by pledging to also eat only one wing,” Long said. “Jessica got six people to give a total of $275, and Katie got 14 people to give a total of $20 per wing.”

Amir Cromer took home the prize of most money raised, with $1,020.

People can fulfill their pledges or still give to help youths go to camp by going to newberry.younglife.org/Pages/wingathon.aspx or they can mail a check made out to Young Life to Aveleigh Church, 1529 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108. Just note on the check for “camp” or if there is a specific youth you’d like to give to just write that on the check.

During the Wing-A-Thon, held at Roma’s in Prosperity, Young Life youth raised $13,561.15.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_IMG_20180313_180646-1.jpgDuring the Wing-A-Thon, held at Roma’s in Prosperity, Young Life youth raised $13,561.15. Courtesy photo
During the Wing-A-Thon Young Life youth consumed as many wings as they could to help raise money for camp.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_IMG_20180313_180657-1.jpgDuring the Wing-A-Thon Young Life youth consumed as many wings as they could to help raise money for camp. Courtesy photo
In total, Newberry County Young Life consumed 809 wings, each wing helped raise funds for camp.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_IMG_20180313_194444-1.jpgIn total, Newberry County Young Life consumed 809 wings, each wing helped raise funds for camp. Courtesy photo
RJ Marlow with a plate full of wings ready to go.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_20180313_174554-1.jpgRJ Marlow with a plate full of wings ready to go. Courtesy photo
Elyssia Marcavage and Jordan Miles eat as many wings as they can.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_20180313_180605-1.jpgElyssia Marcavage and Jordan Miles eat as many wings as they can. Courtesy photo
Aziah Wilson multitasks as he texts and eats a wing at the same time.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_20180313_180621-1.jpgAziah Wilson multitasks as he texts and eats a wing at the same time. Courtesy photo
Amie Wicker, with hands covered in honey mustard, as she eats a wing.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_20180313_180751-1.jpgAmie Wicker, with hands covered in honey mustard, as she eats a wing. Courtesy photo
Colby Kneece takes a breath before eating another wing.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_20180313_181540-1.jpgColby Kneece takes a breath before eating another wing. Courtesy photo
Amir Cromer raised the most during the Wing-A-Thon with $1,020 raised.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_20180313_205856-1.jpgAmir Cromer raised the most during the Wing-A-Thon with $1,020 raised. Courtesy photo
Michael Sosa tied for most wings consumed, with 55.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_20180313_223929-1.jpgMichael Sosa tied for most wings consumed, with 55. Courtesy photo
Bailey Rivas almost done with her plate of wings.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_20180313_224149-1.jpgBailey Rivas almost done with her plate of wings. Courtesy photo
Sam Worley only has a few more to go.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_20180313_224206-1.jpgSam Worley only has a few more to go. Courtesy photo

By Andrew Wigger

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