Last night’s Falling for Soup event at the Collingwood Arts Center’s Underground Theatre was AMAZING.
Nearly 100 people came out to hear four incredible presentations and dine on soup provided by local chefs. We raised $813 through entry fees, raffle ticket sales and the bake sale, all of which went to the evening’s winner Soul City Boxing & Wrestling Gym. They’ll use the funds they received to help with cover travel expenses for taking a team of eight athletes to the Elite, Youth and Junior National Championships in Kansas City, Missouri later this year.
This is the second time the Soup audience has selected Soul City as a microgrant recipient, and, in true community fashion, they shared $150 of their grant with the other evening’s presenters: Morgan Fitzgibbons’ Post-It mural project, Joseph Peterson’s “Family Feud” community-building event at Scott High School, and Jerrod Witt’s AudiblEye app that helps the visually impaired navigate unfamiliar spaces.
We encourage those who are interested in further supporting these projects to contact the organizers directly.
High-Fives and Massive Thanks
To the Collingwood Arts Center team, — including Lexi, Ali and Pat, who helped set up the space, arrange the lighting and run the sound.
To the chefs who generously donated delicious soups:
- Tracy Plumb-Ruiz, Chef Tracy 419: Ginger-squash (Vegan, GF, DF)
- Andrew Veselenak, Shawn’s Irish Tavern: Philly Cheese Steak
- Rhys Rogers, Balance Pan-Asian Grille: Hot & Sour with Mushroom
To all the fantastic local businesses and people who contributed to the raffle:
- Ticklish Giraffe
- Khroma magazine
- Bill Horvath
- GreenSpace Solutions
- Collingwood Arts Center
- Birds Eye View Circus
- Crave Jewelry Design
- Original Sub Shop & Deli
- Lisa & Colman McCord
- Executive Diner
- Toledo Blade
- Ohio Theatre
- Paula Brown Shop
To Maddie & Bella for the yummy coffee.
To our Emcees, Meaghan Mick and Eric Chase of 92.5 KISS FM for their energetic hosting. (You’re in for the next one, right?!)
To Ric Armentrout & Live On Location Productions for shooting the event! (We can’t wait to see the footage!)
To Mel Prior and her TSA students for all their help decorating!
And last, but certainly not least, to our incredible volunteer committee. Without all of your heart and hard work, this wouldn’t be possible.