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Nine Time Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis to Serve as the University of Houston Honorary Host at the 26th Annual Party with a Purpose®
Carl Lewis will represent the University of Houston as a proud alumni and current faculty member
(January 25) Houston, TX – Taste of the NFL, a premier sanctioned NFL organization, proudly announces University of Houston alumni and 10 time Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis will join the 26th Annual Party with a Purpose® as the University of Houston Honorary Host On Super Bowl Eve, Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the University of Houston Carl will be joined by Culinary Hosts Richard Blais, Alex Guarnaschelli and Andrew Zimmern to celebrate food, football and philanthropy.
Olympian and Cougar great Carl Lewis who joined the University of Houston's is honored to represent the University of Houston at this year’s Part with a Purpose. Carl Lewis' achievements are highly lauded, with nine Gold Medals to his name. He also won 10 medals, including eight golds, at the World Outdoor Championships, the most by any athlete in the world. Carl qualified for the Olympic team as a freshman at the University of Houston.
The star-studded Party with a Purpose® celebrates two of America’s favorite pastimes pairing extraordinary chefs from the 32 NFL cities together with current, Hall of Fame and alumni players from each NFL franchise, celebrities and more, serving over 45,000 tastings for 2,500 guests to support the fight against hunger. Since its inception in 1992, Taste of the NFL has raised and donated over $25
million to food banks and nonprofit organizations in each of the 32 NFL cities, resulting in excess of 200 million meals for Americans. 100% of the proceeds generated from the Kick Hunger Challenge and the Party with a Purpose® goes directly back to each team’s hometown community.
Party with a Purpose is supported by a number of generous supporters, including: E&J Gallo Winery, which has supported Taste of the NFL for the past twenty two years; and Low T Centers, a fourth-year partner, serving as the official player host. Joining these continuing partners is Texas Medical Center our Chef Host, Sysco the Flavors of Houston Host, PepsiCo a Supporting Sponsor and Shell our Kick Hunger Champion Partner.
For more information, visit TasteoftheNFL.com or follow @TasteoftheNFL on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as we #KickHunger this season. Tickets are available for purchase here.
About Taste of the NFL
Taste of the NFL (TNFL) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising awareness and funds for hunger relief organizations in the 32 NFL cities and across the country. Proudly celebrating its 26th anniversary at Super Bowl LI, the organization conducts national and local fundraising events throughout the year, culminating in the annual Party with a Purpose on Super Bowl Eve. Since its inception, Taste of the NFL has raised more than $25 million, which has provided over 200 million meals for Americans. 100% of proceeds raised for directly to supporting food banks in each of the 32 NFL cities.