TASTE OF THE NFL TO HOST STAR-STUDDED 26th ANNUAL PARTY WITH A PURPOSEĀ® ON SUPER BOWL EVE AT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Press Contacts:

TNFL@sunshinesachs.com

Pamela Spiegel

Brittany Graham

Ali Marszalkowski

Phone: 212-691-2800

TASTE OF THE NFL TO HOST STAR-STUDDED 26th ANNUAL PARTY WITH A PURPOSEĀ® ON SUPER BOWL EVE AT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

(01-Feb-2017)
***MEDIA ALERT***

TASTE OF THE NFL TO HOST STAR-STUDDED 26th ANNUAL PARTY WITH A PURPOSE®
ON SUPER BOWL EVE AT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
 
—Celeb Chef Hosts Alex Guarnaschelli, Andrew Zimmern & Richard Blais and Numerous Stars Will be in Attendance—
—Special Musical Performance by The Band Perry—
 
Super Bowl Weekend’s Single-Most Successful NFL Sanctioned Charitable Event Brings Together Exceptional Cuisine, Celebs, NFL players and Alumni, and More to Fight Hunger in the US

Saturday, February 4th | Houston, TX
 
WHO:                Thirty-two of the nation’s top chefs from each NFL city pair up with current and former players from each team to support hunger relief.

In addition to each city’s chef and player, the following are also slated to attend:  

·       The Band Perry (Performer)
·       Alex Guarnaschelli (Co-Host)
·       Andrew Zimmern (Co-Host)
·       Richard Blais (Co-Host)
·       Savvy Shields (Miss America 2017)
·       Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis Star)
·       Sandra Lee  (American TV chef & author)
·       Summer Rae (WWE Superstar)
·       James Anderson & Carissa Rosario (NFL star & model)
·       Tom Ellis (Actor)
·       Carl Lewis (University of Houston Honorary Chair)
·       & MORE!
 
WHAT:          Taste of the NFL, a premiere sanctioned NFL organization dedicated to ending hunger in the United States, proudly announces the highly-anticipated 26th Annual Party with a Purpose® to be held on Super Bowl Eve at the University of Houston. This flagship event is attended by nearly 3,000 guests each year.

The star-studded Party with a Purpose® celebrates two of America’s favorite past times—food and football—pairing NFL stars from all 32 teams (current, Hall of Fame and alumni players) with extraordinary chefs from across the country as they prepare more than 45,000 tastings and pour over 3,000 glasses  of wine for guests throughout the evening. The event includes both a silent and live auction of coveted memorabilia and gifts from the NFL and celebrity supporters.  

As the single-most successful NFL sanctioned charitable event at the Super Bowl,  all 100% of proceeds raised at the event (and during the season-long  Kick Hunger Challenge) goes directly back to each team’s hometown community, supporting food banks and food pantries in all 32 cities. To date, the organization has raised over 25 million dollars, which have provided over 200 million meals for Americans.

WHERE:          University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX  77004
**Enter lot at Cullen Blvd./Elgin St.
 
WHEN:             Saturday, February 4th
Media Check-In: 5:30 PM
VIP Experience: 5:30 PM
Red Carpet: 6:00 PM (please let us know in advance if you would like a spot on the   red carpet)  
Event: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
**The Band Perry will perform a 60-min set at approx. 9:30 PM
 
PRESS CONTACTS:     Pamela Spiegel | Brittany Graham | Ali Marszalkowski
TNFL@sunshinesachs.com | 512-646-0149

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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. 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 Party with a Purpose
Party with a Purpose is Taste of the NFL’s annual tasting event, attended by nearly 3,000 guests, held on the eve of Super Bowl in the host city. This flagship event pairs NFL stars from all 32 teams and notable chefs from across the country as they prepare more 45,000 tastings and pour over 3,000 glasses of wine for guests throughout the evening. The event includes both a silent and live auction of coveted memorabilia and gifts from the NFL and celebrity supporters.
About Kick Hunger Challenge
Beginning September 13, 2016 (culminating Super Bowl weekend February 4, 2017), each NFL team enlists the help of their hometown fans to raise donations (http://support.tasteofthenfl.com) for the cities local food bank and increase awareness for hunger across the country. 100% of the proceeds raised by each team stays in their community. 100% of the proceeds generated from the Kick Hunger Challenge and the Party with a Purpose goes directly back to the community.

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