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Contact: Karl Sisson
WCA Director of Development
(716) 664-8423

SOUPer Bowl Sunday Returns to Celoron Legion
Charity Event to Feature Homemade Soups from Local Restaurants & Benefit WCA

WCA Hospital
SOUPer Bowl Promo Gametime (L to R): Representing the defending SOUPer Bowl Sunday champion Gametime Sports Bar & Grill, Jim Mee, Owner, and Chef Bob Sargent, along with Jim Yezzi, General Sales Manager for Media One Group, Brad Zimmer, Celoron Legion, and Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, announce details for the 2nd annual SOUPer Bowl Sunday which will take place on Sunday, January 27th at the Celoron Legion to benefit WCA’s capital campaign for its new Emergency Department. SOUPer Bowl Sunday will feature homemade soups from fifteen local restaurants/caterers and those attending will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.

Jamestown, NY (Friday, January 18, 2013) – On Sunday, January 27th, the Celoron Legion (26 Jackson Avenue in Celoron) and Media One Group will host the 2nd annual SOUPer Bowl Sunday featuring homemade soups created and served by several local restaurants and caterers.

“We are excited to once again partner with the Celoron Legion and WCA Hospital to host this great event, showcase some fantastic local restaurants, and emphasize our stations’ and our community’s commitment to improving access to quality emergency care,” says Jim Yezzi, General Sales Manager for the Media One Group. “Media One is honored once again to be a part of such a great cause.”

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 include defending champion Gametime Sports Bar & Grill (featuring their award-winning Chicken Wing Soup), House of Petillo, Cibo, The Harbor Grill, Ashville General Store, The Celoron Legion, Phil-N-Cindy’s Lunch, Sandy’s White Horse Inn, Lakewood/Celoron Moose Club, Fox Mart, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop, The Fountain Bowl, Bob Evans, Forte, and Elegant Edibles.

“Last year, the variety and quality of soup available was absolutely amazing,” says Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development. “Once again, our community is proving their firm commitment to our community hospital and we invite everyone to join us for this family-friendly event!”

In addition to the soups, Souper Bowl Sunday will feature live music from Razz & Friends, and an outstanding benefit basket auction featuring items donated by local businesses.

All of the proceeds from this year’s Souper Bowl Sunday will once again benefit WCA Hospital by supporting Sharing the Gift of Health: The Capital Campaign for Our Emergency Department. Last year’s inaugural SOUPer Bowl Sunday was a resounding success as $3,743 was raised to support the construction of WCA Hospital’s new Emergency Department which is now open.

Pre-sale tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for children under 12) are available at the WCA Office of Development at (716-664-8423), Celoron Legion (716-483-0777) or Harley-Davidson of Jamestown (716-484-0113). Tickets will also be available at the door ($12 for adults and $6 for children under 12). For the first 300 people through the door, included in the price of each ticket is a commemorative soup mug courtesy of event sponsor Harley-Davidson of Jamestown.

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