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Ben & Jerry’s “Carolina Classic” Scooper Olympics

by | Feb 25, 2020 | Local Businesses

The 16th Ben & Jerry’s Scooper Olympics expands to include teams from Atlanta, Ga., Boone, Chapel Hill, Charlotte and Davidson North Carolina.

Inter-shop Competition Brings Ice Cream Athletics to Foxcroft Shop in Charlotte.

It’s time for the 16th Scooper Olympics in Charlotte, NC, where ice cream meets good ol’ competition. On Saturday, March 21st at 9:30 a.m., the Foxcroft scoop shop will open its doors for ice cream and sports fans alike. Each of the Ben & Jerry’s shops from North Carolina and Georgia area will compete with four-person teams who swirl their way through the ice cream games with chunk-filled events like Brownie Special Relay Race, Speed Smoothie Making, Ben & Jerry’s Trivia, five minute Cake Decorating, and more!  Each team of 4 Scoopers will vie for the Scooper Olympics Trophy at 7600 Foxcroft East Shopping Center Charlotte, NC.

The Karen Toney, of the Davidson Scoop Shop, created the event in 2000 and said “ We wanted to incorporate what our staff does every day with friendly competition.  The competition is fierce and the Davidson Team wants to win it back from Foxcroft,  the 2019 winner by one point!”

The winning team will have its name engraved on the Winner’s Plaque, which is carved with an Olympic-style logo of five linked ice cream cones.  The plaque will be displayed in the winning shop until next year’s competition.

“We’re kicking off summer with flavor-filled fun for the whole family,” said Yulianna Melendez, Manager of the Charlotte Ben & Jerry’s.  “The Foxcroft team is excited to defend their title of Champion for 2019  and hosting other regional Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops for a day of fun, friendly competition and a chance to learn from each other.”

Ben & Jerry’s fans are invited to watch the games on March 21st and cheer on their local shop. Prizes include winning the “spoils” from the events.  Brownie Special Sundae anyone?  Let the scoops fly and the games begin!

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