CCFD dominates rib eating contest

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The aim of the third annual rib eating contest Tuesday preludes Tip-A-Cop, a Corpus Christi Police Department event to raise money for Special Olympics South Texas. Tip-A-Cop will be Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse. Officers and firefighters will serve tea and water to patrons for tips.

The five-man team representing the Corpus Christi Fire Department destroyed the competition from CCPD and members of the local media organizations KIII-TV, KZTV-10, KRIS-6, K-99 and the Caller-Times.

"It's all about strategy and bringing in the right people," said Asst. Fire Chief Randy Paige. "We brought the two biggest eaters in our department and they carried us through without any problem."

Paige said the real winners are the Special Olympics, and he hopes the fire department will continue its participation for years to come.

"Special Olympics South Texas is an organization that we are really proud promote," said CCPD Senior Officer Kirk Stowers. "We're really pleased with all the special athletes."

By Julie Garcia of Caller Times

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