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

SOUPer Bowl Sunday IV Another Great Year:
Sandee’s Bakery & Deli Infamous Cheeseburger Soup a Fan Favorite

WCA Hospital
From left, Paul Fratangelo, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Inc., event organizer; Dale Willink, Maplevale Farms sales manager and presenting sponsor; joins Dianne Foti, Owner Sandee’s Bakery & Deli; Megan D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development; and Jim Yezzi, Media One’s Group Sales Manager; to announce that Sandee’s Bakery original recipe Cheeseburger Soup was voted the “Favorite Soup” at SOUPer Bowl Sunday IV which raised $6,330. Proceeds from the event benefit revolutionary robotic technology at WCA Hospital.

Jamestown, NY (Tuesday, February 10, 2015)—SOUPer Bowl Sunday IV, which took place on January 25, at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Inc., was a great success.  Thanks to record-setting attendance, sponsors and organizers, WCA Hospital and Media One Group, Maplevale Farms, and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, raised $6,330.  Proceeds from the event benefit new revolutionary robotic technology at WCA Hospital, the only hospital in the Southern Tier to perform robotic surgery.

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

Emerging victorious and named “Favorite Soup” of SOUPer Bowl Sunday IV was Sandee’s Bakery & Deli with their classic take on a fan favorite Cheeseburger Soup. Finishing in a very close second (1 vote difference) was Squires Table at The White Inn (Seafood Bisque). Also finishing in the top five in fan voting was Lakewood American Legion (Lobster Chowder), Webb’s Captain’s Table (Thai Coconut Chicken and Rice), and Lakewood Rod & Gun (Lemon Drop Soup with Chicken).

“This was a fantastic event with a response that exceeded all of our expectations,” says Megan D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development. “We couldn’t be more grateful to Media One, the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Maplevale Farms, Pace Promotional Solutions, and all of the restaurants and caterers for sharing their valuable time and exceptional talents with our community to benefit the patients we serve. It was exceptionally special that we were able to give away hand-made bowls that were hand-made by art students at Southwestern School. We are already looking forward to SOUPer Bowl Sunday V next year.”

Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital
On February 14, 2013, WCA Hospital joined an exclusive group of top-rated health systems in the country to blend breakthrough robotic technology advances with the expert and experienced skills of seven board-certified robotic surgeons at WCA Hospital to perform the most complex surgical procedures, right here in Jamestown.  WCA Hospital is proud to be the only hospital in the Southern Tier to offer robotic surgery.  With the arrival of the new surgical robotic system—a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities, WCA Hospital’s surgeons are achieving outstanding results using robotic-assisted technology to perform the most delicate microsurgical procedures with surgical precision.  This means patients recover faster and return to their normal activities in life quickly.  The high-tech 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. The new technology 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 400 robotic surgeries have been performed using this ground-breaking robotic technology alongside the highly-skilled and experienced surgeons and surgical team at WCA.  To schedule an appointment to speak to a board-certified surgeon at WCA Hospital or to learn more about robotic surgery and watch patient testimonial videos, go to, and click robotic surgery in the alphabetical listing on the home page.

To make a gift to support WCA Hospital’s investment in robotic surgery, please contact Megan D’Angelo at (716) 664-8423 or mail your tax-deductible gift to: WCA Office of Development, P.O. Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702-0840.

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