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Jeffrey Lurie Checks Out Grease Poles Competition At The Italian Market Festival

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The grease pole is back at the Italian Market!

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie spent his Saturday afternoon checking out the greased poles competition at the Italian Market Festival.

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The grease pole climbing competition, known as the Albero Della Cuccagna, takes place at 9th and Montrose Piazza from May 19-20, beginning at noon.

Teams will race up the 30-foot-high pole greased with lard to reach prizes of meats, cheeses, gifts and money.

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The competition is part of this weekend's Italian Market Festival.

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