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The six participants in the Ocean City weight loss contest will have their final weigh-in noon Sunday, June 30 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

On Jan. 1, six Ocean City residents had their initial weigh-in for the friendly weight loss challenge, which began between Ocean City Councilmen Scott Ping and Tony Wilson.


The person who loses the least amount of weight will donate $500 to the winner’s charity of choice.

Ping and Wilson invited members of the community to participate and four more contestants joined: Ocean City lawyer Jon Batastini, Board of Education member Lloyd Hayes, Councilman Michael DeVlieger and Ocean City resident Bob Becker.

The six contestants weighed in at a collective 1,494 pounds as follows: Batastini at 253 pounds, Becker at 227.25 pounds, DeVlieger at 209, Ping at 270.5 pounds, Hayes at 287.5 pounds, and Wilson at 246.5.