Six Flags Great Adventure & The Giddy Gander Company Bring Watermelon Seed Spitting to New Jersey

Six Flags together with the National Watermelon Association and the children's brand The Wumblers bring to Great Adventure in Jackson NJ the first ever Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. Children 6-13 will be eligible to enter, but everyone is invited to spit a seed. Free watermelon slices will also be available thanks to Sweet Mama Produce and Pathmark Stores.

Ridgewood, NJ, July 02, 2009 --( Summer would hardly be summer without watermelon, right? The National Watermelon Association of the US and The Giddy Gander Company thinks so. On July 4th, in celebration of our Nation’s birthday and National Watermelon Month, The National Watermelon Association will join Pathmark, Sweet Mama Produce, The Wumblers and numerous additional corporate sponsors in hosting the largest, nationally organized watermelon seed spitting competition for kids in the Northeast held at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.

Kids between the ages of six and thirteen will compete on July 4th for the title of Watermelon Seed Spitting Champ 2009. The top four contestants who can spit their seeds the farthest will win numerous prizes including a plush Baby Wumbler, an official watermelon seed spitting t-shirt, a gift card from Charlie Brown’s Restaurants and a “Meet and Greet” with top country recording artist LeAnn Rimes who will be performing live at Six Flags that night.

Those same champion seed spitters will then go on to compete for the top title on a nationally televised talk show at a later date. A “one of a kind” grand prize contributed by one of the hottest athletes in the NFL will count amongst the many prizes the national watermelon seed spitting champion will receive. You can find promotions for this event in your local Pathmark Stores where discount Six Flags tickets are sold.

Watermelon will be free to the patrons of the park compliments of Sweet Mama Produce. The National Watermelon Queen as well as the chapter queens from both Florida and Maryland-Delaware will be handing out slices as well as assisting The National Watermelon Association officiate the event. A percentage of the proceeds from all of the Baby Wumblers sold at the park pertaining to this event will be donated to Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit organization made up of innocent child victims of 9/11.

Additional sponsors include RhinoFX, Temple Inland Inc, Charlie Brown Restaurants and The Florida Watermelon Association.

For further information, visit or contact Heidi Schwartz, Vice President, The Giddy Gander Company,, (201) 389-6692

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