Mercy Service League scored another BIG WIN for Mercy Medical Center during Sunday evening’s popular Souper Bowl event at Meyer’s Lake Ballroom in Canton.
The Souper Bowl attracted nearly 200 “players” and raised more than $13,000 in total event proceeds for the hospital. Mercy MVPs (celebrity judges) included Maureen Ater, general manager at The Independent, Terry Moore, managing director of Krugliak Wilkins Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and chair of the Mercy Development Foundation board and dietician Kathy Wise, director of Mercy Weight Management, OPTIFAST® and Employee Health & Wellness at Mercy Medical Center. Mercy Service League owes this BIG WIN to head coach (event chair) Wendy Lichtenwalter and her team of dedicated committee members.
“The Souper Bowl was the result of some excellent teamwork by Mercy Service League; all of our guests had time to enjoy a variety of delicious soups and to get to know a few new restaurants,” stated Lichtenwalter, “We are grateful for the support of these local businesses and all of those who came out to support our financial pledge to the services that Mercy Medical Center provides in our community.”
Attendees enjoyed soup samplings from a variety of local establishments, including Brookside Country Club, Fishers Catering Company, Grinder’s Above & Beyond, Kozmo’s, Metz Culinary Management/Mercy Medical Center, Main Street Grille, Table Six, Tapas 218, Tim’s Tavern and Whipple Café. Pepperoni rolls were provided by Bella Sera Pizzeria & Ristorante and desserts were prepared by the culinary art students at Canton South High School and Jackson High School.
The competition during this year’s Souper Bowl was fierce, as these local restaurants competed for top honors – as the game clock ticked down, only two took home the highly coveted silver ladle. Fishers Catering Company earned the Judge’s Award with its San Marzano Tomato Bisque and Brookside Country Club took home the People’s Choice Award for its Butternut Squash Soup with Duck Confit, Pecan Syrup & Brioche Croutons.
Top honors in the dessert category were captured by the culinary students at Jackson High School, who received the Judge’s Award with their Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake, and students from Canton South – South Stark Career Academy, who captured the People’s Choice Award with their Brownie Deluxe.
The 2015 Souper Bowl was wildly successful, and, according to Lichtenwalter, brought even more fans into the “stadium” than last year, “We scored a Touchdown and we can’t wait to do it again next year”!
All proceeds from the Souper Bowl benefit Mercy Medical Center.
Souper Bowl “local celebrity” judges are (L to R): Kathy Wise, director of Mercy Weight Management, OPTIFAST® and Employee Health & Wellness at Mercy Medical Center, Terry Moore, managing director of Krugliak Wilkins Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and chair of the Mercy Development Foundation board and Maureen Ater, general manager at The Independent.Please click here for media inquiries