20 Foot Brat Challenge to Raise Funds for FLY Children's Art Center

Mar 19, 2014

More young people in Southeast Michigan will continue to have opportunities to make art thanks to several people attempting to eat 20 foot long brats.  Ypsilanti’s Wurst Bar is hosting the first ever Wurst Challenge Thursday evening as a fundraiser for the Fly Children’s Art Center.

The challenge will include Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber and Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin who’s bringing a team of brat eating advisors.  The event is also being hosted by New Holland Brewing Company, VG Kids, and MarkMaynard.com.

This is a seven inch bratwurst at the Wurst Bar.  The ones in the challenge will be 34 times as long!!!
This is a seven inch bratwurst at the Wurst Bar. The ones in the challenge will be 34 times as long!!!
Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

The challenge will include meat and tofu brats.  The event has already raised about $4,000 for the Fly Children’s Art Center as people donate for the participant they believe will eat the most sausage.

Click here to find out more about the FLY Children's Art Center and the Wurst Challenge.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.