Locals eat 170 ‘ angel wings’ for a cause

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Matt Carre and Kipp McGonigal devoured 170 chicken wings Nov. 16 in support of the Airdrie Angel program.

Thirty wings in and the pair said they were already feeling it.

“We’re full,” they said with a laugh between wiping hot sauce off their faces.

In partnership with Good Earth Coffeehouse in Airdrie, Carre pledged to eat five ‘angel wings’ for every coffee tote sold at Good Earth on Angel Lift Day, Nov. 3. After the sale of 34 coffee totes, Carre realized he couldn’t finish all 170 ‘angel wings’ and enlisted the help of his “partner in crime” McGonigal, another Realtor on The Carre Group of RE/MAX Rocky View team, to take on the mighty feat.

“Kipps like, ‘Let’s see who can eat more wings,’ and so that’s what we’re doing,” Carre said.

“He’s winning,” McGonigal said, laughing.

Airdrie Angel is a program aimed at giving a hand to those “who have been through a difficult time at no fault of their own.”

“(Our) supporters have pledged a dollar for every wing I eat, so I have to keep going,” Carre said. “Right now, I have the meat sweats.”

The fundraiser resulted in more than $1,000 in donations to the program through coffee and tote sales, donations and two extremely full stomachs.

“To date, we’ve helped out 60 families in Airdrie area and given out $122,000 worth of cash, gift cards and food to the people of Airdrie, so that’s what the program is all about,” Carre said.

Carre and everyone involved with the fundraiser thanked Jason and Becky Diebolt, owners of Airdrie Good Earth, and Greg Fair, Cooper’s Crossing Save-On-Foods manager, for sponsoring the event and providing the ‘angel wings.’

For more information on Airdrie Angel or to nominate someone for the program, visit airdrieangel.ca or contact Carre at 403-771-3398.

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