FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Megan D’Angelo
WCA Director of Development
Telephone: (716) 8423. Fax: (716) 664-8336
Megan.dangelo@wcahospital.org

SOUPer Bowl Sunday Celebrates It’s Fifth Year Charity Event to Feature Homemade Soups from Local Restaurants


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(L to R): Mike Johnston and Ed Calkin Board Members from the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, join Megan D’Angelo WCA Director of Development, Jim Yezzi, General Sales Manager for Media One Group, and Brad Zimmer, event organizer, to announce details for SOUPer Bowl Sunday V which will take place on Sunday, January 31st at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club to benefit Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital. SOUPer Bowl Sunday will feature homemade soups from fifteen local restaurants and caterers. Those attending will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.

Jamestown, NY (Monday, January 25, 2016)—On Sunday, January 31st , from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Media One Group, Maplevale Farms, and WCA Hospital will host SOUPer Bowl Sunday V, featuring homemade soups created and served by at least fifteen local restaurants and caterers. SOUPer Bowl Sunday will remain at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club (433 E. Terrace Avenue, Lakewood, NY).

“We are very excited and honored to partner with the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Maplevale Farms, and WCA Hospital to host this great event and showcase some fantastic local restaurants,” says Jim Yezzi, General Sales Manager for the Media One Group. “This charity event emphasizes our commitment to improving access to the highest quality of local surgical care.”

Approximately fifteen area restaurants and caterers are donating their time and talents to create homemade soups which will be sampled by all those attending who will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Participants will include the winner of SOUPer Bowl II - Elegant Edibles and the winner of SOUPer Bowl I - Gametime Sports Bar & Grill along with, Prime Steakhouse, A Taste From Above, Vern’s Place, Bob Evans, Fox Mart, Ashville General Store, Webbs Captains Table, Celoron General Store, The Lakewood Rod & Gun, and Lakewood Legion.

“We are impressed and awestruck with all of the community support,” says Megan D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development. “Our community is once again demonstrating its outstanding commitment to enhancing the technology and care available at our community hospital.”

In addition to the soups, SOUPer Bowl Sunday V will feature music from DJ’s Unlimited and an outstanding benefit basket raffle featuring items donated by local businesses as well as supporting businesses in other areas. Basket raffle items include Summer Wind tickets, HP Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax, one-year membership from Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, one night stay at Hampton Inn, gift cards, and gift baskets from Build a Bear, Harley Davidson, DJ’s Unlimited, television from Walmart and more.

All of the proceeds from this year’s SOUPer Bowl Sunday will benefit Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital. In its first four years, this charitable event raised over $20,000 total to support the construction of WCA Hospital’s new Emergency Department and Robotic Surgery. This year, there will also be an opportunity to buy a chance to win a PGA.WEB.com Tour Package Experience valued at over $2,000 which includes two VIP shared hospitality passes per day, two walk with the pro’s passes for one day and a behind the scenes experience to meet and greet with the Web.com Tour players. The winning ticket will be announced at WCA’s Meet Our Robot event, to be held on Monday, February 29th from 4:30 to 7 p.m. This will be a chance to meet WCA’s robotic surgeons and surgery team while you get a rare chance to test-drive the ROBOT yourself!

In the hands of our hospital's surgeons, the new da Vinci® Surgical System at WCA Hospital offers an alternative to traditional open surgery as well as conventional forms of minimally invasive surgery. The surgical system is a robotic platform that expands the surgeon’s capabilities to perform the most delicate microsurgical procedures. Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery refers to the practice of performing surgical procedures through a series of small "keyhole" incisions. Employing robotic technology, these minimally invasive, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures can lessen the physical impact of surgery on the patient.

SOUPer bowl pre-sale tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for children under 12) are available at the WCA Office of Development by calling Megan at (716) 664-8423 or the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club at (716) 763-3955. Tickets are also be available at the door ($12 for adults and $6 for children under 12). Tickets for the PGA.WEB.com Tour Package are $5 and will also be available at the WCA Office of Development and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and on the day of the event.

 
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