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Blaze For the Holidays

Lightning Home Loans & ECO are making a difference this year, by teaming up with local businesses to sponsor families for Christmas, to help brighten the Holidays for those in need.

A great group of business owners & employees have decided to dedicate their taste buds in honor of raising money, for families in need this Holiday season. The participants will be competing in the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' & Wild Wing Challenge. The participants must eat 10 Carolina Reaper Wings in 5 minutes or less for the Blazin' challenge & 10 Wild Wings in 5 minutes or less for the Wild Style challenge. 

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1) Click the donate button above.

2) Once the new page opens, click on "Blaze for the Holidays"

3) Enter the amount you would like to donate.

3) Click "One-Time"

4) In "Add a Message" box, put "The contestants name your donating on behalf of"


Come Join Us & Watch

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The Competitions

We have three competitions running during the night.


Top Fundraiser Challenge

In the Wild Wing Challenge the participants must eat 10 Wild Wings in 5 minutes or less.  After they finish eating all 10 wings, they must sit through a 5 minute burn session. The first one to complete this challenge is crowned the winner.

Wild Style Challenge

In the Top Fundraiser Challenge, the winner is chosen by who raised the most money through donations for the cause. This is all in good spirits and for a great cause to brighten the Holidays season, we are so grateful for everyone involved.

Blazin Wing Challenge

In the Blazin' Wing Challenge the participants must eat 10 Carolina Reaper Wings in 5 minutes or less.  After they finish eating all 10 wings, they must sit through a 5 minute burn session. The first one to complete this challenge is crowned the winner.

Meet The Blazin Contestants


Andy Coates - Coates Plumbing


Ryan Guerra - Medawar Jewelers

"I eat hot chicken for the kids"

"The motivation to do this challenge is because I personally know what it's like to go without and I want to do what I can to help someone in need."


Chris Harris - Legacy Mortgage

"I was at this event last year and knew it was for me. I am excited to be a part of something that impacts so many here in our local community. It's also a great opportunity to display my amazing hot wing eating ability."


Jason Swink - Dextech

Kenny Maly - Wentworth Real Estate

Sean Trowbridge - Top Hops Farms

“Wait… what contest? I thought I was just getting free wings”

"I was asked to participate in Blaze for the Holidays by one of my best friends and I am prepared to sacrifice my taste buds for a great local community event"

"Great opportunity to have some fun while supporting local charities"


Jason Swink - Dextech

Tim Lanphear - Mario’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

Nick Nickola - Cason Home Loans

"What a perfect way to have some fun while spreading some cheer this holiday season. I’m bringing the heat to Blaze for The Holidays this year!"

“I’m very excited to come together with a great group of business professionals for a fun event that will lead to some unforgettable memories for these kids this holiday season.”

"I’m a people person. Right now the people have spoken. I'm prepared to burn my face for the people in front of the people in hopes of providing entertainment. And also it’s for a great local cause."

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Danielle McAuliffe - Lightning Home Loans

Justin Knight - Corner Bar & Grill

Matt Zahn - ReMax Select

“I love to give back to the community, and what better way to raise money than with my family, friends, and eating spicy chicken wings!"

“An opportunity to give back in my community is what I love to do! Plus there are Wings involved. Double Win!

"I really enjoy sacrificing my tastebuds to ensure kids can have a Merry Christmas."


Thomas Diegel - ReMax Platinum Fenton

Stacy Daul - Berkshire Hathaway

Adriana Lucio - Single Moms Ministry

"Looking forward to making a difference and raising some funds for a great cause. My taste buds won’t love it but it’s a small price to pay for the impact this event will have in the community this holiday season."

"Eating wings and giving back to the community at the same time?! That’s a no brainer! Honored to be able to help those in the community in a time of need, we have to take care of each other. "

"I am so excited to have a little fun, while helping those who are in need, at the same time"


Lydia Kromer - Clara's Hope

"Ready to take on the spiciest wings around. Representing Clara's Hope in honor of her little sister Clara. "

Meet The Wild Contestants


Fax: (248) 460-4225



Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

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