Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Teens kick off Super Bowl weekend with Souper Bowl event

If you don't have plans already for Super Bowl weekend, I've found an event to keep you busy in the Charlotte area.

While football fans will be glued to the big screen, wings in hand, teens from across the region will be participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring - a nation-wide event that collects money and food for local charities.

Teens in Charlotte will be serving those in need on game day weekend at Crisis Assistance Ministries, The Charlotte Rescue Mission, Metrolina Second Harvest Food Bank, Salvation Army’s Center for Hope and St. Peter’s Homes McCreesh Place in NoDa.

There will be a kick off event Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Heaton Hall at Myers Park Baptist Church, located at 1900 Queens Rd., Charlotte. For those who would like to participate, volunteering will begin at 10 a.m.

Last year, youth in North Carolina collected $328,352 in cash and food. Charlotte's project saw more than 100 youth serving in the Souper Bowl.

To get involved, contact Gerri Fieno at or visit

Photos: Courtesy of Gerri Fieno.