By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jun 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM

At 7 p.m. Thursday at the Irish Pub, 124 N. Water St., 10 Milwaukeeans will have the chance to compete for the opportunity to eat against some of the country's best competitive eaters at a huge Jimmy John's contest at Bastille Days.

That's right, if you think you can eat and eat big, Jimmy John's wants you on Thursday.

And, there are a few spots left. So, if you think you can wolf down Jimmy John's subs fast -- freaky fast, that is -- just click here to enter. It's simple, since the link opens in your e-mail.  Just hit send and you are registered for a chance to compete.  

This big eating challenge is brought to you by Jimmy Johns as a part of the huge and Bothday Big Gig® Summer Kick Off Bash that also will feature $2 shots of Jameson, $3.50 pints, a full tiki bar and the Zachary Wade Project.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.