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

SOUPer Bowl Sunday III Sets Records:
La Scala’s Fire Roasted Red Pepper Named Favorite Soup

WCA Hospital
Event organizers from Media One Group (Jim Yezzi – far left) and Lakewood Rod & Gun Club (Paul Fratangelo and Brad Zimmer – far right) join Sarah Sanders, Executive Chef from La Scala restaurant, to announce that her original recipe Fire Roasted Red Pepper Soup was voted the “Favorite Soup” at SOUPer Bowl Sunday III which raised $7,335 to support Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital.

Jamestown, NY (Tuesday, March 4, 2014)— SOUPer Bowl Sunday III, which took place on January 26th, at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club was a great success. Thanks to record-setting attendance, sponsors and organizers WCA Hospital, Media One Group, Maplevale Farms, and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club raised $7,335, another event record, in support of Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital.

In addition to music provided to DJ’s Unlimited, this family-friendly event featured twenty-six homemade soups created and served by nineteen local restaurants and caterers. All attendees were invited to vote for their favorite homemade soup.

Emerging victorious and named “Favorite Soup” of SOUPer Bowl Sunday III was La Scala with its Fire Roasted Red Pepper soup. Also finishing in the top ten in fan voting was Scallion Bistro (Red Potato & Asparagus), Gametime Sports Bar & Grill (Louisiana Chicken with Shrimp), B & B Catering (Cream of Crab), Sandee’s Bakery and Café (Twice Baked Potato), Coach’s Corner Inn (Ham & Bean), Shawbucks Press Room Restaurant (Potato Pesto), Ashville General Store (Bacon, Steak & Onion), Murdocks (Ham & Potato), and Wing City Grille (Chicken Wing).

“This was a fantastic event with a response that exceeded all of our expectations,” says Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development. “We couldn’t be more grateful to Media One, the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Maplevale Farms, and all of the restaurants and caterers for sharing their valuable time and exceptional talents with our community to benefit the patients we serve. We are already looking forward to SOUPer Bowl Sunday IV next year.”

Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital

On February 14,, 2013, highly-skilled surgeons first utilized the da Vinci to perform Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital. The da Vinci Surgical System utilizes miniaturized tools, precise robotic movements, and high-definition 3-D imaging to perform complex and delicate procedures through incisions smaller than one centimeter. It enhances the skills of surgeons by giving them more precise control, greater dexterity that exceeds the limits of the human hand, and a higher resolution view of the surgical field.

To date, well over one hundred surgeries have been performed using the da Vinci and the responses have been overwhelmingly positive. Patients have praised the skills of the surgeons and have experienced less pain, less scarring, and a rapid recovery time.

To learn more about Robotic Surgery, find out which surgeons are utilizing the technology, and to watch patient testimonial videos, please visit

To make a gift to support WCA Hospital’s investment in Robotic Surgery, please contact Karl Sisson at (716) 664-8423 or mail your tax-deductible gift to: WCA Office of Development, PO Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702-0840.

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