THE CHELSEA TO HOST 4th ANNUAL BIG TEPLITZKY CHALLENGE
The Atlantic City Fire Department Takes on the Atlantic City Police Department
In this Guns versus Hoses Breakfast Battle
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY (April 16, 2014) – The Chelsea, Atlantic City’s chic non-gaming hotel on the Boardwalk, will host the 4th Annual Big Teplitzky Challenge on Saturday May 10, at 1pm. The Atlantic City Fire Department will face off with the Atlantic City Police Department and compete to be the first to clear their plates of the mega 4-pound Big Teplitzky breakfast. The colossal course consists of pancakes, stuffed French toast, eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, pork roll, hash browns, grilled tomato, toast, and a bagel, along with orange juice and coffee to wash it all down! While competing for fun, both departments are partnering for three great causes –The Andrew Fisher Memorial Scholarship, the Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club Champions of Youth Program and The Atlantic County Women’s Center.
Fire Captain James Fisher’s son Andrew committed the despairing act of suicide in 2011. Andrew was a brilliant chemical engineering student at Northeastern University in Boston at the time of his tragic death. The heartbreaking loss led to James Fisher, with the Atlantic City Fire Department’s help, offering an annual scholarship in the name of his son. Each year the scholarship is awarded to a local, deserving student who will be continuing their education in the fall.
The Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club Champions of Youth program takes a holistic approach in providing a “road map” for student success. Now in its eighth year, the program helps high school students address issues and transcend boundaries. The goal is to challenge students to assess where they are, plan for where they want to be, and provide resources so they may act to insure success. The Police Department’s support of the program stems from the challenge of maintaining a positive image with the city’s youth. The Department wants to show the local youth that police officers are a resource to turn to for help and a push in the right direction.
The mission of the Atlantic County Women's Center is to empower women by working to secure their physical safety, emotional well-being, individual freedom, and economic equality. ACWC is a multi-program private, nonprofit human service agency that provides childcare resource and referral services, displaced homemaker services, and community education and outreach.
“We are so proud to host this community fundraising event each year,” says the Chelsea’s General Manager, Francesca Santoro. “Year after year the Big Teplitzky Challenge grows in size and success, and we know this year will be bigger and better than ever. We are calling on our community to once again support our police and firefighters; come out, have some fun and raise money for three great causes.”
All proceeds from ticket sales, donations and sponsorships will benefit The Andrew Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club Champions of Youth Program and the Atlantic County Women’s Center. Individuals or businesses interested in becoming sponsors of The Big Teplitzky Challenge should contact the Atlantic City Firemen’s Federal Credit Union at (609) 272-1000(609) 272-1000. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 each through ACPD (Jane Tayoun: Janejap@aol.com/ 609-271-2500609-271-2500) or ACFD (Christine Parker: firstname.lastname@example.org/609-576-4084) or purchased at the door.
For more information on the Chelsea hotel, please call 1-800-548-30301-800-548-3030 or visit www.thechelsea-ac.com.
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About the Chelsea
The Chelsea hotel is Atlantic City’s first non-gaming boutique hotel to open on the Boardwalk since the early 1960s. Developed by Cape Resorts, a division of Cape Advisors, Inc., the Chelsea officially opened in July, 2008. Featuring 331 guest rooms and suites, a roof top swimming pool with private cabanas and beach service, the Sea Spa -- 10,000 square foot spa complex, retro-chic diner inspired restaurant Teplitzky’s and Dining on the Fifth -- an upscale restaurant and high energy lounge experience offering delicious cuisine, signature cocktails and breathtaking ocean views, the Chelsea ushers in a new era of Atlantic City chic.