Miss America To Help Host Taste Of The NFL’s Super Bowl Fundraising Party
Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan joins effort to kick hunger and raise funds for food banks nationwide.
Making one of her first public appearances in her new reign, Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan will attend Taste of the NFL’s 22nd annual Super Bowl fundraising event taking place Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans . Also known as “The Party with a Purpose,®” the annual strolling food and wine event pairs chefs and NFL players representing each NFL team and benefits food banks in NFL cities nationwide. Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan will be onsite at Taste of the NFL’s Feb. 2 event to welcome guests, pose for photos and sign autographs. Miss New York, Hagan was crowned Miss America on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the 92nd Annual Miss America Competition in Las Vegas. She is a student at The Fashion Institute of Technology. During her year as Miss America she will serve as spokesperson for Education and focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) this year as she travels to Washington, DC to work with the Department of Education. Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan "The Miss America Organization has been a longtime supporter of Taste of the NFL, providing a national platform to raise awareness of the critical issue of hunger," said Wayne Kostroski, founder of Taste of the NFL Founder. "We look forward to having Mallory join us at this year’s Taste of the NFL event to meet guests and rally support for hunger relief.” Highlights of this year’s “Party with a Purpose” include live entertainment as well as special guest appearances by Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods and TLC’s Cake Boss stars Mauro Castano and Joey Faugno. There is also a silent auction with unique sports memorabilia, exciting travel opportunities, culinary packages and more. Miss America will help to raise additional dollars for hunger relief by wearing a 14K White Gold Pave Diamond Necklace that is part of the evening’s raffle along with a pair of game tickets. The 2013 event is made possible through the generosity of Taste of the NFL partners including E & J Gallo, Party City, Uptown Network and American Family Insurance. Additional supporting sponsors include the Louisiana Seafood Council, Tabasco, Pernod Ricard and Crescent Crown Distributing. For more information or to get tickets, visit www.TasteoftheNFL.com. For those who can’t make it to the event but still want to support Taste of the NFL’s mission to kick hunger, they are encouraged to log on to www.KickHungerChallenge.com and make a donation in the name of their favorite NFL team—proceeds will directly impact the donation of meals to those in need in their team’s community. ABOUT THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs. Additional information about the Miss America Organization can be found at www.MissAmerica.org. ABOUT TASTE OF THE NFL The Taste of the NFL (TNFL) is a 501c3 that exists to raise awareness and dollars for hunger relief organizations involved in tackling hunger in America. The Minneapolis-based organization conducts national and local fundraising events throughout the year to raise money to combat hunger issues facing millions of Americans. To date, Taste of the NFL has raised more than $14 million for this critically important cause and is looking forward to its 2013 event on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. For more information, visit www.TasteoftheNFL.com. ABOUT KICK HUNGER CHALLENGE The Kick Hunger Challenge is an online-only fundraising campaign spearheaded by Taste of the NFL (www.TasteoftheNFL.com). This friendly “competition” pits fans from all 32 NFL teams against each other to raise money for food banks in NFL communities nationwide. Throughout the 2012-13 football season, fans will have the opportunity to support one of the 32 NFL teams and directly impact the donation of thousands of meals to food banks in their team’s community. EDITOR’S NOTE: For high-resolution images from the 2012 Taste of the NFL or images of Miss America, please contact Sarah Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Mylan at email@example.com.