Seems to me, if a local business wants to donate hundreds of dollars to charity, that's awesome, and they should absolutely, definitely do it!
But hijacking a volunteer-driven competition, especially one hosted by a competing local business, is a tacky way to do it. It's not in the Spirit Of Things. What unfortunate irony, that sizable donations from a local business to a local charity have been getting on my damn nerves and making me think less, not more, of said local business.
Doesn't matter, though, I know, I know. Everything towards a good cause and all that, and the real competition starts in two weeks anyway. Getting. So. Pumped. For. Dragnificent!