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People eat habanero fritters for a good cause

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Competitors gathered at Salvador Molly’s in southwest Portland to help out a charity, and see who has the toughest tongue.

Contestants had to eat “Great Balls of Fire,” the restaurants habanero cheese fritters.

This year, Yan Shubin won after being able to eat 35 of the fritters.

Money raised during the event went to HEAT Oregon, which provides energy assistance for low income Oregonians.

Salvador Molly’s will be donating all proceeds from orders of “Great Balls of Fire” during the month of February to HEAT Oregon.

All year customers are dared to eat 5 fritters to earn their picture on Salvador Molly’s Hall of Flame.

The restaurant has raised over $60,000 for HEAT Oregon over the last 19 years.

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