The Norman Transcript


June 1, 2014

Grill masters to compete in Battle of the Burger

NORMAN — The 4th Annual Battle of the Burger has added new battles, a tug-o-war and a pie contest, even a kids balloon battle. This year Crest Foods in University North Park will host the annual battle. A new burger category — New Chefs/Culinary Schools — and a new cause — the OK Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association — guarantee a year of fun, great flavor and humanitarian spirt.

The OK Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association is celebrating 100 years of service as the oldest law enforcement association in Oklahoma.

Does your restaurant, first responder team, nonprofit organization or dad make the best burger in Oklahoma? Here’s your chance to prove it. Let the battles begin on June 14. Celebrity judges will make award trophies, cash and prizes.

The Tug-o-War will start at 10 a.m., the burger battle cooking at 11a.m., and the judging and other activities at noon.

Level of Awards: Heisman Burger, Quarterbacker, MPV Burger and Tailgater( People’s Choice).

Tasting tickets can be purchased by the public at the event.

If burgers are not your expertise, consider entering a pie. This year’s competition will introduce the “Blue Ribbon Pie Battle.” Restaurants may enter their favorite pies, and mom may enter her best fruit, custard or nut pie.

Additionally, The Battle of the Brawn Tug o-War will allow teams to compete in stength and endurance. The Public Safety Team will compete against the Military Team, the Police Team will battle the Fire Department Team, and any others that feel they can compete, just bring it on, as one final team will prevail.

“We are so pleased to be part of this exciting competition,” said Russ Higbee, Executive Director of OSPOA. “Our members work hard to fulfill their duties as law enforcement officers, to keep peace and serve the state of Oklahoma well, along with keep its citizens safe. Local support is a vital part of our mission. We welcome any opportunity to have fun and share time with our friends. What better way than with the Public Safety Burger and a Tug o-War. We are looking forward to competing against our counterparts.”

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