Whether you are hoping to sample some top-notch New England (Patriots) clam chowder or a (Los Angeles) Ram(ekin) portion of other soups, Orland Township Souper-Visor Paul O’Grady invites you to kick off your weekend at the 2nd Annual Souper Bowl Challenge.
Those attending the Souper Bowl Challenge will be able to taste-test soup from nearly 20 cooks and help their favorites score an extra point by voting for them.
The Souper Bowl Challenge will feature cooks competing in four “quarters” of competition:
- 1st Quarter: Rookies – Foodies between the ages of 12 and 54 years of age
- 2nd Quarter: Public Service Pro Bowlers – Emergency Services, Education, Government employees, etc.
- 3rd Quarter: Senior Hall of Famers – Senior Citizens, 55 years of age and older
- 4th Quarter: Culinary MVPs – Local restaurants and individuals with a culinary degree or certificate.
The Souper Bowl Challenge will also give residents the opportunity to meet Star 96.7 morning show hosts Lisa Jordan and Kevin Kollins, who will be serving as celebrity judges.
“I invite residents to attend our 2nd Annual Souper Bowl Challenge,” said Supervisor O’Grady. “We’ll have a delicious variety of soups to sample and vote on, games for the kids, music, raffle prizes and the opportunity to meet our celebrity judges Lisa and Kevin from the Star 96.7 morning show. It will be a great way to spend a cold and snowy Saturday afternoon and help out local soup kitchens and the Orland Township Food Pantry.”
The Souper Bowl Challenge will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orland Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and children over 5 years of age (children under 5 are free). Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Township office or at the door the day of the event. Federal government employees and their families will be admitted for free – work id must be shown for verification.
Entry includes the soup samplings from all entrants (while supplies last), children’s games and the opportunity to enter in various raffles (sold separately).
All contest entrants will be making an extra batch of their specialty soup, which will be donated to local soup kitchens / shelters after the event. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Orland Township Food Pantry.
For more information on the Souper Bowl Challenge, call the Township at (708) 403-4222.