Can You Take The Scoops Challenge?

The other day I posted a story about Mike Greenberg’s new book, “MVP: Most Valuable Puppy.” The children’s tale honors the memory of Heidi Armitage, a beloved Westporter. She died in 2009, after battling breast cancer.

Heidi Armitage and Walker Green

Heidi’s son Walker Green was a young boy when his mom died. Now — a couple of weeks before graduating from Staples High School — he’s working with Staples Pink Aid and the Cancer Couch Foundation on a fundraiser for metastatic breast cancer.

And — in keeping with his mother’s personality — the “fun” part of “fundraiser” is important.

The Scoops Challenge is really an old-fashioned ice cream-eating contest. Teams of 4 eat as many scoops as they can, in 3 minutes. Winners earn trophies.

Teams can also win by raising the most money. Each team must raise at least $100 to enter.

Action from last year’s Fairfield contest.

Westport’s first-ever Scoops Challenge is set for the Staples courtyard on Thursday, June 14 at 5 p.m., for high school students. Middle and elementary school students have their own challenge on Friday, June 15 (4 p.m., at Saugatuck Sweets).

Saugatuck Sweets is donating all the ice cream. Owner Al DiGuido started the event in Fairfield, and has raised $20,000. Staples is the first high school to do it.

To register, click here for the high school challenge; click here for the middle and elementary school challenge. Then share your team page via social media with everyone you know.

The Scoops Challenge is a great idea, for an excellent cause.

PS: Don’t forget to practice!

(From left) Organizers Alex Laudico, Walker Green, Rohan Goswami (MC of the event) and Pink Aid head Bianca Bicalho prepare for the Scoops Challenge, at Saugatuck Sweets.

One response to “Can You Take The Scoops Challenge?

  1. Love this! One scoop is my max and hope that lots of multi scooopers join in!