By GSN Staff

How fast could you eat two extra-large cheese pizzas? Flancer’s wants to put your stomach to the test — for a good cause.

Flancer’s Gourmet Grub is celebrating its 17th anniversary with a pizza eating contest benefiting three local charities: Warfighter Sports, Sunshine Acres Children’s Home and Jewish Family & Children’s Services. The $25 entry fee to battle the best pizza eaters in the East Valley will be split between the causes.

The first person to finish their two pizzas will win a $250 cash prize and be crowned by the reigning Miss Arizona.

Owner Jeff Flancer said he can’t think of a more fun way to celebrate the 17-year milestone.

“We feel a responsibility to give and help others,” Flancer said. “My sponsors, my staff and my customers have been wonderful supporters. They are the ones helping the most. I can’t thank them enough for the support they give to get to our fundraising goals.”

Last year’s contest raised more than $30,000 for charity. Flancer said he hopes to beat that number this year.

The 17th Annual Flancer’s Pizza Eating Contest will be held on April 9 at 3 p.m. at the Mesa location on 1902 N. Higley Road.