Kickoff 4 Kids
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our 5th Annual Kickoff 4 Kids at the SRC Arena and Events Center on Thursday, October 19th. It was a great evening with plenty of great food and brew from 12 local restaurants and 8 microbreweries.
The event featured a football themed tailgate-style set up with the restaurants and microbreweries offering their best food fare and craft beer selections. Everyone voted for their favorites along with a panel of celebrity judges including: Nicholas Pirro-former County Executive, Sgt. Jon Seeber-Onondaga County Sheriffs Public Information Officer, Robert Antonacci-Onondaga County Comptroller, Molly Matott-CNY Central, Mark Larson-Spectrum News, Hon. James Cecile-Syracuse City Court Judge, and Joseph Silino-Board Member. Awards for the best food and brew were presented at the end of the evening (see the list below).
Otto stopped by to lend his support and live music was presented by Downbeat Percussion. Our guests also enjoyed an open bar featuring wine, beer and soda, a dessert bar, a photo booth, and a silent auction. It was a fun-filled evening for all!
Thank you for your support and helping to end child abuse in Onondaga County. Proceeds from Kickoff 4 Kids directly benefit our Center as we provide services and a path to healing for nearly 700 sexually or physically abused children in Onondaga County each year. You have made a difference.
2017 Kickoff 4 Kids Winners:
Best Tailgate Food & Brew in CNY!
Celebrities' Choice--BEST FOOD & BREW:
Peppino's Restaurant & Catering Co.-Buffalo Chicken Katsu Roll
Genesee Brew House-Genesee Brew House Coffee Stout
People's Choice--BEST FOOD:
1st place: Oompa Loompyas- crab & bacon stuffed shrimp loompyas
2nd place: Creole Soul Cafe-Creole chicken and spinach ziti
People's Choice-- BEST BREW:
Full Boar Craft Brewery-Apple Pie Ale & Pumpkin Spice Blonde
Please spread the word about Kickoff 4 Kids, and we will see you next year!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 GAME DAY SPONSOR:
Thank You to:
Halftime Sponsor: Loon Creek Properties, LLC
Touchdown Sponsors: Bousquet Holstein PLLC, and CPS Recruitment
Field Goal Sponsors: C & S Companies, ABC Creative Group, Dannible & McKee LLP, National Grid, The Hartford & JGB Enterprises, Inc.
Media Sponsor: iHeart Media
Printing Sponsor: Ansun
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2017 Competing Microbreweries: