Taste of the NFL Comes Home to Celebrate 27 Years of Fighting Hunger at Saint Paul RiverCentre on Saturday, Feb. 3
(January 9, 2018) St. Paul, Minnesota – Today, Taste of the NFL announced that classic American rock band O.A.R. (Of A Revolution), presented by Delta Airlines, will perform at the 27th Annual Party with a Purpose. A ticketed event to be held on Super Bowl Eve, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, the Party with a Purpose is a premier sanctioned NFL organization, which brings together chefs, players and fans to help fight hunger.
"I think this event will be very successful in raising money to help feed our hungry brothers and sisters,” said Marc Roberge. “We're proud to be part of a celebration that will serve a greater purpose.”
Notorious for performing intense and vibrant live shows, O.A.R. will close out the 27th Annual Party with a Purpose in what will be a celebratory night of eating, drinking and kicking hunger. With 13 albums, a string of Madison Square Garden sellouts, USO trips to Iraq and Kuwait, millions of albums sold, and shows around the world, O.A.R. continue to cover new ground creatively. The band is currently working on brand new music and will be touring across the United States this Summer.
Coming home for the first time in 27 years, this season’s Party with a Purpose® will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre (175 West Kellogg Boulevard) on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. The fun-filled evening honors two of America’s favorite pastimes—food and football. Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose pairs extraordinary chefs from the 32 NFL cities together with current, Hall of Fame and alumni players from each NFL franchise. Chefs will serve over 45,000 tastings portions to over 2,500 guests throughout the evening.
“I am thrilled to be able to celebrate this year’s Party with a Purpose right where it all began,” says Taste of the NFL founder Wayne Kostroski. “As Party with a Purpose continues to grow, so has the need for hunger relief unfortunately. We are grateful to have the support of O.A.R. and proud to continue fundraising to provide meals to food banks and nonprofit organizations across the country.”
The efforts of Wayne and Taste of the NFL have resulted in more than 200 million new meals for Americans in need (many of them children and seniors), who have turned to their local food banks for assistance.
Tickets to this event can be purchased at www.TasteoftheNFL.com. Media wishing to cover the event should apply for credentials here. If you are not able to attend the event, you can get in the game by donating via the Kick Hunger Challenge atwww.kickhungerchallenge.com.
Follow @TasteoftheNFL on Instagram and Twitter as they #KickHunger this season, or visit Taste of the NFL on Facebook atfacebook.com/TasteoftheNFL.
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ABOUT TASTE OF THE NFL
Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL (a 501c3 organization) has rallied the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. To date, Taste of the NFL’s programs and events have raised and donated in excess of $25 million to food banks and nonprofit organizations in the 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 200 million meals for Americans in need (many of them children and seniors), who have turned to their local food banks for assistance. The season long efforts culminate each year with the Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose®. Held on the eve of Super Bowl LII on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Saint Paul RiverCentre, this year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger. This year’s Party with a Purpose is generously supported by the following national sponsors: General Mills (Presenting Sponsor), E. & J. Gallo Winery (Wine Partner), Delta Airlines (Entertainment Presenter), Elior (Welcoming Partner), Ecolab (Chef Host Sponsor), SUPERVALU (Founder’s Lounge Host), and PepsiCo (Supporting Partner). US Foods and Verlasso Salmon are the Preferred Product Partners for Taste of the NFL events. For more information on Taste of the NFL’s 2017-18 sponsors, please go here. Learn more about Taste of the NFL at www.TasteoftheNFL.com.
ABOUT KICK HUNGER CHALLENGE
The Kick Hunger Challenge is an online-only fundraising campaign spearheaded by Taste of the NFL. 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 2017-18 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. Learn more about the Kick Hunger Challenge at www.kickhungerchallenge.com.
What began as a group of childhood friends making songs in the drummer’s basement after school, O.A.R. became widely accepted as one of the most successful independent bands of all-time. With 13 albums, a string of Madison Square Garden sellouts, USO trips to Iraq and Kuwait, millions of albums sold, and shows around the world, O.A.R. continue to cover new ground creatively. O.A.R. are currently working on brand new music and will be touring across the United States this Summer. Stay tuned to www.ofarevolution.com for the latest tour-dates and more information.