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Coffee And Doughnuts: Battle For Bean St. Update And The KK Challenge

February 2, 2011

Folks, I won't lie: it's not looking good for State right now in the Battle For Bean St. competition.

Carolina's lead is widening with each passing week. They've now got a 700+ cup lead at the moment and with the way the Heels are playing basketball relative to the Wolfpack, I only see this gap widening. You know how those fair-weather Carolina fans can get whipped into a frenzy depending on which way the winds blow.

It looks daunting. Unless, that is, YOU, Joe State Fan, step your game up. It's clear at this point that single-cup purchases are going to get the job done. We need to multiply our efforts to hack into that deficit.

The next time you purchase a cup, tell the cashier you'd like to purchase not just one, but three. Or four. Or 10. You're limited only by your desire to help the cause. Remember, this is for $20,000.00 to help the Kay Yow Cancer Fund!

If you think it's crazy buying multiple cups at a time, think of it this way: A large cup of coffee at Starbucks costs, what, $5? You could buy THREE cups from your local Kangaroo for that much, even after tax.

So instead of hitting the trendy coffee store where you might run the risk of getting infected with the hipster virus, snag one from the closest Kangaroo and tell the cashier to make it three-for-one. We need all the help we can get to close that gap.

What better to go with a cup of coffee than some doughnut-related news? As many of you know, this weekend is the 7th-Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge to benefit the North Carolina Children's Hospital.

There are over 7,000 registered racers for this year's event. Yours truly is participating for the first time, and I'm experiencing a weird sense of trepidation mixed with excitement mixed with pre-race nausea.

I hope to have some pictures (maybe even video?) up next week to show you how I fared. My goal for year #1 is simple: don't vomit and cross the finish line. I'll worry about my time in subsequent years.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2011 5:30 pm

    Who would think a powerful addiction to college basketball, caffeine, and donuts would be a good thing? Well, we do. Stop by Kangaroo Express before the KK Challenge to get your java fix! We’re giving away $20,000 for charity to the school with the most branded cups sold of Bean Street Coffee at Kangaroo Express (now until 4/1). Post a photo of yourself with Bean Street Coffee in your favorite team’s cup on the day of the challenge (even if you aren’t participating or an NC State fan) and you could win a prize! Find out more on Facebook ( or Twitter @Battle4BeanSt. Good luck!

    –Battle for Bean Street Online Outreach

  2. Jaybird80 permalink
    February 4, 2011 9:57 am

    Good luck with the KK Challenge. I will be doing my 2nd this year and I can offer this advice to first timers:

    1. Don’t be discouraged when you see someone on the way back before you get to the eating area.

    2. Don’t feel the need to eat the dozen if you don’t know how you will feel on the return trip.

    3. Beware the folks on the way back offering the “Dirty Dozen,” a 13th doughnut to test your resolve.

    4. Some people bring disposable gloves to use when eating the doughnuts so as not to get glaze all over their for the run back.

    Best of luck!!!

    • admin permalink
      February 4, 2011 11:27 am

      1. Cool.
      2. I fully plan to eat the whole dozen. Even if I throw up the first 11, I’m getting #12 DOWN.
      3. I LOVE that there are cold-hearted SOBs doing that. That just adds another layer of insanity to the entire event. With any luck, I’ll try to put down the 13th.
      4. That’s some great advice right there.

      Thanks for reading!

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