One of the staples of alumni weekend is no more. The Garry Maddox rib challenge, an annual event on Saturday of alumni weekend outside of Citizens Bank Park has been canceled. The reason for the cancellation: it simply was not making enough money.
Replying to a query, Maddox associate Kerry Ann Williams called the challenge "a great event, and we heard from a lot of supporters, participants, and attendees after it was canceled. Unfortunately, it doesn't always generate robust proceeds for the charity, which is the main goal of the event."
The event included many Philadelphia Phillies alumni, local media, and other celebrities.
It appears that the event was scheduled to happen, as the CBS Radio sponsors included new acquisitions WXTU and AMP 96.5, the CBS version of Wired 96.5. CBS Radio acquired the stations just in November. The event has a Facebook page, a Twitter page and a website.