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Bees' June 21 Game to Feature Food Challenge with Kobayashi

June 19, 2013 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Salt Lake Bees News Release

SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake Bees will celebrate the distinct worlds of teaching and competitive eating on Friday, June 21 when the club holds both Teacher Appreciation Night and Food Challenge Night at Spring Mobile Ballpark, featuring a special appearance by World Champion Competitive Eater Takeru Kobayashi. Game time is 7:05 p.m. and gates open at 6:05 p.m.

Fans in attendance can witness Kobayashi take on local challengers in a 60-second hot dog eating competition. Kobayashi will also be available to sign autographs and take photos with fans from the first inning through the fifth inning on the ballpark concourse.

In addition, the Bees will recognize educators by offering school teachers a free ticket to the June 21 game by showing school-issued teacher identification at the box office or by calling 801-325-BEES. Teachers will also be able to purchase tickets for their families at a discounted rate (regular $14 tickets will be available for just $8).

The Bees continue a four-game homestand tonight as the team takes on the Sacramento River Cats at 7:05 p.m. at Spring Mobile Ballpark. Wednesdays feature $1 hot dogs at the ballpark. For more information, call (801) 325-BEES or visit

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