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SOUPer Bowl Sunday VI-Taste Soups from The Best Restaurants and Caterers!


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(L to R):Jim Yezzi, Media One Radio Station Manager, Brad Zimmer, DJ’s Unlimited, Megan Barone, director of development, UPMC Chautauqua WCA and WCA Foundation; and Lakewood Rod and Gun, president, Dave Wordelmann look on as Lakewood Rod and Gun Club Chef Cindy Watson cooks-up the soup that won SOUPer Bowl V.

Jamestown, NY (Monday, January 23, 2017)—OnSunday, January 29th  , from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Media One Group, Maplevale Farms, UPMC Chautauqua WCA, and WCA Foundation will host SOUPer Bowl Sunday VI, featuring homemade soups created and served by at least fifteen local restaurants and caterers. SOUPer Bowl Sunday VI will remain at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club (433 E. Terrace Avenue, Lakewood, NY).

“The Lakewood Rod and Gun Club has been very generous in hosting the event for the past few years,” stated Jim Yezzi, manager, Media One Radio.  “This charity event emphasizes our commitment to improving access to the highest quality of local 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, Vern’s Place, Red Lobster, Tarmac Café, B& B Caterers, Wing City Grille, Webbs Captains Table, Tim Horton’s,

Nic L Inn, Lori’s Country Café, and the winner of SOUPer Bowl V The Lakewood Rod & Gun, and Lakewood Legion.

“We are impressed with all of the community support,” says Megan Barone, UPMC Chautauqua WCA and WCA Foundation director of development. “Our community is once again demonstrating its outstanding commitment to enhancing the technology and care making us stronger everyday.”

In addition to the soups, SOUPer Bowl Sunday VI 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 Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Giants Memorabilia (Jim Kelly autographed helmet),  Buffalo Sabres (Zemgus Girgensons autographed hockey stick), Texas Rangers (Adrian Beltre autographed baseball) one-year membership from Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Green Bay Packers (#27 Eddie Lacy autographed football), Cutco knife set, gift cards, and gift baskets.

All of the proceeds from this year’s SOUPer Bowl Sunday VI will benefit Robotic Surgery at UPMC Chautauqua WCA and The Rapaport Fund at WCA Foundation. This charitable event has raised more than $28,000 to support UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s robotic surgery program.

The Mission of UPMC Chautauqua WCA is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Chautauqua County and the surrounding area in a way that includes compassion, dedication, a commitment to quality and patient safety while maintaining economic viability and a vision for the 21st Century.

WCA Foundation of Jamestown, N.Y. fosters, supports, and enriches the healthcare initiatives of UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

Pre-sale tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for children under 12) are available at the UPMC Chautauqua WCA Office of Development at 716-664-8423 and Lakewood Rod & Gun Club 716-763-3955. Tickets will also be available at the door ($12 for adults and $6 for children under 12). For more information on how to support UPMC Chautauqua WCA or WCA Foundation, please visit


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