Annual Star-Studded Event to Bring Thousands Together On Super Bowl Eve In An Effort to Kick Hunger and Raise Funds For Foodbanks Nationwide
— Award-winning TV personality and chef Andrew Zimmern and dozens of stars will be in attendance—
—Special musical performance by renowned country music superstar, Martina McBride—
On Saturday, February 2, Taste of the NFLwill host its 28th Annual Party with a Purpose® at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The annual strolling food and wine fundraising event, which is Super Bowl Weekend’s largest NFL sanctioned charitable event, brings together exceptional cuisine, celebrities, NFL players and alumni, and more to help fight hunger in the US and benefit food banks in 32 NFL cities nationwide.
WHO: On the eve of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, thirty-two of the nation’s top chefs from each NFL city will pair up with current and former players from each team to support hunger relief. This year’s festivities will include a special performance by country music legend, Martina McBride, as well as appearances by award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern, amongst others.
The following bold face names are slated to attend:
· Martina McBride (Performer)
· Andrew Zimmern (TV personality, chef, executive producer, host and member of Taste of the NFL’s Board of Directors)
· Adam Richman (TV personality, Culinary Traveler & Author)
· Chris Draft (NFL alum and Atlanta Falcons player representative)
· Suzy Kolber (NFL journalist and ESPN host of “Monday Night Countdown”)
· Matt Stover (NFL alum and former Baltimore Ravens placekicker)
· Ray Lewis(NFL alum and former Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker)
· Franco Harris(NFL alum and former Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks fullback)
· Morten Andersen (Former New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons kicker and Hall of Fame player representative)
· Santonio Holmes (NFL alum and former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver)
· Cake Boss (Carlo's Bakery)
· Gina Gallo (Winemaker, E. & J. Gallo Winery of Sonoma, CA)
· & MORE!
WHAT: Taste of the NFL, the premiere sanctioned Super Bowl event dedicated to ending hunger in the United States, proudly welcomes top talent from around the nation at the 28th Annual Party with a Purpose®. The annual star-studded food, football and charity tasting event is attended by more than 2,500 guests each year.
At the event, current, Hall of Fame and alumni NFL players from all 32 teams are paired with extraordinary chefs from across the country as they prepare more than 45,000 tastings for guests in attendance. In addition to seeing special celebrity appearances throughout the evening and tasting exceptional cuisine, guests will also have the opportunity to bid on more than 250 unique sports and celebrity memorabilia, vacation and culinary packages, as well as other coveted auction items, including Super Bowl game tickets.
100% of proceeds raised at Party with a Purpose® (and throughout the season-long Kick Hunger Challenge) will go directly back to each team’s hometown community, supporting food banks and pantries in all 32 cities. Since its inception, Taste of the NFL has provided more than 220 million meals for Americans around the country - many of them children and seniors in need - who have turned to their local food banks for assistance.
Tickets to Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose® can be purchased at www.TasteoftheNFL.com. Interested parties that will not be in Atlanta can get in the game by donating via the Kick Hunger Challenge at www.kickhungerchallenge.com. Follow @TasteoftheNFL on Instagram and Twitter as they #KickHunger during the season, or visit Taste of the NFL on Facebook at facebook.com/TasteoftheNFL.
WHERE: Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
WHEN: Saturday, February 2nd
Media Check-In: 5:00 PM
VIP Experience: 6:00 PM
Red Carpet: 5:30 PM
Event: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
**Martina McBride will perform a 60-min set at approximately 9:30 PM
PRESS CONTACTS: Leah Goodman | Kristina Quintos| Jill Pedrani l TNFL@brookspr.com
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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 $26 million to food banks and nonprofit organizations in the 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 220 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 LIII on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 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. 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 2018 football season, and through Super Bowl Weekend, fans 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.