Clam Shucking Contests


A BIG Thank You to all of our Local Merchants for donating to the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition of L.I.'s 27th Anniversary Clam Shucking Contest!

Congratulations to the 2021 Winner, Wilmer Benitez pictured with Nick Parini, owner of Nicky's by the Bay. Click on the flyer to see photos of the event.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 28th Anniversary Clam Shucking Contest. Save the date, it's always the second Tuesday in August, 8/11/2022.


CTE Electric

Dignity Memorial

Empire Auto Group

Enjoyable Construction

Fire Island Ferries

Good Samaritan Hospital

Hicks Nursery

Island Acoustics

Jones Hollow Realty Group

Nicky's On The Bay

Nobel Elevator

Our Little Italy

Pink Aid

RTM Forklift

South Shore Children's Center

Sterling Bank

Sunrise Tool



Notorious Wines

West Islip Wines

Opici Wine

Claire Rose

Modern Bakery


Peter's Fruit Company

US Foods


Captree Clams

White Cap

Zegel Clams


Dean's Seafood


Nicky's On The Bay


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our 26th Annual Clam Shucking Contest was postponed until it was safe to reschedule it.


It may have been drizzling, but rainy weather didn't dampen the spirits of many brave guests who came out to support our important cause. The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for LI celebrated its 25th Anniversary Clam Shucking Contest on August 13th, 2019, at Nicky’s On The Bay, Bay Shore Marina, NY. The fun filled day ran from 11am – 4pm, admission was free and there was something to do for the entire family!

Our annual Clam Shucking Contest is the most talked about fundraiser on Long Island, benefiting people who are going through breast and gynecological cancer. This fundraiser raises funds to provide free services for those people.

The show stopper is always the Clam Shucking Contest, but we also had many other highlights, such as a challenging Corn Shucking Contest for the junior crowd, music, food, beer, wine, a HUGE Chinese Auction, special raffles, the Chapey Prize Wheel, and cash raffles. Radio Personality “FINGERS” from WBAB, LIVE ON STAGE carried us through the day one event after the next, accompanied by the “Beach Blender” Brian our DJ, who was great!

Here is a link to photographs and video taken at the 25th Annual Clam Shucking Contest of 2019. Feel free to share the link with your friends and download any of the images you may like to keep,


We hope you enjoyed the event! Save the Date for next year's 26th Annual Clam Shucking Contest, which is always the second Tuesday in the month, August 11, 2020.  

Photos from the 25th Annual Clam Shucking Contest in 2019 - Below

Here is a link to the photo album if you would like to download them for yourself.

24th Annual Clam Shucking Contest - 2018

Photos from the 24th Annual Clam Shucking Contest in 2018 - Below

Here is a link to the photo album if you would like to download them for yourself.

WIBCC 24th Annual Clam Shucking Contest Photos #1

WIBCC 24th Annual Clam Shucking Contest Photos #2

To read more about 2017's event please click here.



The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island, Inc. (WIBCC) is a non-profit 501 (c)3, volunteer, grassroots organization founded in 1992. It is our mission to reduce the incidences and severity of breast cancer diagnoses, by raising awareness to possible means of prevention and early detection. It is also part of our mission, to provide support services, through our Lend A Helping Hand Program, for those who are diagnosed and undergoing treatment for breast and/or gynecological cancers. After being directly responsible for the first comprehensive cancer cluster survey in Suffolk County, which led to a multi-year, Long Island breast cancer study, mandated by Congress in 1993, WIBCC continues to support research and advocacy as it pertains to breast cancer eradication.


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West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition
735 Montauk Hwy
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