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Sep 1, 2013 12:46 PM

World Record Fundraising Event

Corpus Christi- A fund raising event is going on this weekend at JP Luby beach, and everyone is invited. Those who attended Saturdays events, say their favorite part was the jalapeno eating contest. A man by the nick name of Tiny,was the first contestant to try to break the record.Tiny managed to eat only two Jalapenos total, but said he may have beat the record, here on the coastal bend, because he says "those jalapenos were hot!"

Underneath all the fun, the event benefits two major non-profits here in South Texas. Brian Warner, an instructor at the Ascuba Venture Diving school, says he hopes they can at least send one diver to the Caymen Islands after this weekends fundraiser. Warner says, It cost about 3,000dollars for each diver to complete the program. Warner says, the best part about the program is that it gives disabled people a chance to build self-esteem while learning to dive.

The two sisters responsible for this weekends event, Michelle and Teresa Walters, say they started the World Record Events, just 40 days ago. The Walters sisters, say they wanted to make their community better, so that's when they started reaching out to local businesses to take part in the festivities.

The Guardians Rescue, that fosters and adopts out stray pets, was one of the lucky business that took part. They brought out over 30 puppies and a few kittens to be adopted. Guardians Rescue tells KRIS 6 News, they are seeking volunteers,and say if anyone is interested in fostering to contact them on facebook.


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