National Dunking Association

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The National Dunking Association was a membership-based organization started by The Doughnut Corporation of America. It was established in the 1930s to help popularize doughnuts in North America.[1]

At its peak, the association claimed millions of members across more than 300 chapters. Members included famous actors, athletes, political figures, and people of all ages.[2]

Activities[edit]

Members were encouraged to eat doughnuts using the Official Dunking Rules, a step-by-step method outlined by the organization.[3] The lighthearted rules referred to dunking donuts as a sport and instructed members to break their donuts in half before swishing them rhythmically in coffee, cocoa, tea, or milk.[4]

The association held various doughnut-focused events including an annual convention in New York City.[5]

Leadership[edit]

Presidents of the National Dunking Association included Jimmy Durante, Jack Lemmon, Red Skelton, Joey Bishop, and Johnny Carson.[6] Bert Nevins served as the organization's vice president.[7]

Famous Members[edit]

Location[edit]

The National Dunking Association was located at 50 East 42nd Street in New York City.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Penfold, Steve. The Donut: A Canadian History. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. p. 33. ISBN 978-0802095459. 
  2. ^ "National Dunkers to Act; Annual Convention Hopes to Clear Up Doughnut-Cruller Controversy". Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  3. ^ https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/3125/3814576-dunk.jpg
  4. ^ https://www.doughboysreno.com/images/blog-pics/doughboys-donut-dunking-association-2.jpg
  5. ^ "Dunkers Ask U.S. Defining Of Doughnut and Cruller". Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  6. ^ "The Great American Doughnut". Boy's Life. 59 (12): 78. December 1969. 
  7. ^ "M'Nutt Joins Dunkers, Convinced by Editorial". Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  8. ^ "The Great American Doughnut". Boy's Life. 59 (12): 78. December 1969. 
  9. ^ "The Great American Doughnut". Boy's Life. 59 (12): 78. December 1969. 
  10. ^ "The Great American Doughnut". Boy's Life. 59 (12): 78. December 1969. 
  11. ^ "The Great American Doughnut". Boy's Life. 59 (12): 78. December 1969. 
  12. ^ "The Great American Doughnut". Boy's Life. 59 (12): 78. December 1969. 
  13. ^ "M'Nutt Joins Dunkers, Convinced by Editorial". Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  14. ^ The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets. Oxford University Press. Apr 1, 2015. p. 227. ISBN 9780199313617. 
  15. ^ The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets. Oxford University Press. Apr 1, 2015. p. 227. ISBN 9780199313617. 
  16. ^ "M'Nutt Joins Dunkers, Convinced by Editorial". Retrieved 2017-10-13.