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Problem with datepicker and ajax post

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I hobbled together some code with a datepicker that highlights dates from my DB and when you click on a date, it sends a post. It all works fine. The event dates are mm/dd/YY format but when they are added to my url for the post they look like:

Somewhere in my datepicker code it spells out the date instead of leaving it as is. Can you see how I can adjust the datepicker so it leaves the date as is? I've tried a hundred different ways and they fail.

var events = [ 
{ contestdate: new Date('03/26/2013') },{ contestdate: new Date('03/25/2013') },{ contestdate: new Date('03/31/2013') },{ contestdate: new Date('03/29/2013') },];

$( ".contestpicker" ).datepicker({ 
		autoSize: true,
		numberOfMonths: 1,
		minDate: 0,
		beforeShowDay: function(date) {
        var result = [true, '', null];
        var matching = $.grep(events, function(event) {
            return event.contestdate.valueOf() === date.valueOf();
        if (matching.length) {
            result = [true, 'highlight', null];
        return result;
    onSelect: function(dateText) {
        var date,
            selectedDate = new Date(dateText),
            i = 0,
            event = null;
        while (i < events.length && !event) {
            date = events[i].contestdate;

            if (selectedDate.valueOf() === date.valueOf()) {
                event = events[i];
        if (event) {
            $.post("assets/db/contest.php?contestdate=" + event.contestdate + "");
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