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SOUP-to-SKATE Soup Bowl Fundraiser and Soup Cookoff benefitting the Ellicottville Skatepark

Tue, Feb 25th 2020 01:00 pm

The Ellicottville Skatepark Committee (SK8EVL) and Finnerty’s Tap Room will host SOUP-to-SKATE, a fundraising event in support of the Ellicottville Skatepark on Sunday, March 29th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Finnerty’s downtown Ellicottville location.

This event, which will raise funds towards construction of a permanent concrete skatepark in the Ellicottville Village Park, is a truly unique community fundraiser. Upon arrival to the event, attendees will get to choose a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl handmade by Ellicottville Central School and Allegany-Limestone Central School students under the direction of art teachers Deb McGowan and Nicole Missel. Fill your bowl with samples of salads, soups and chili. The bowl you choose is the bowl you get to take home!

A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available which guarantees you a student-made bowl.  Pre-order your tickets for $25 each at the Ellicottville SNOWED-IN / PaNDaGOAT Media office (9 W. Washington Street, Ellicottville), through any SK8EVL Committee member, or through Ms. McGowan at Ellicottville Central School.

There are also a limited number of spots open to community members interested in competing in the Soup & Chili Cookoff. Gather up your most famous recipe to showcase at the SOUP-to-SKATE fundraiser. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  Entry is FREE!

The day will also feature live music and basket raffles, with all proceeds going towards the construction of the Ellicottville Skatepark. Every dollar raised will be matched by the Tony Hawk Foundation / Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation!

For additional information about SOUP-to-SKATE, if you would like to enter the soup & chili cookoff, or if you would like to donate an item for the basket raffles, contact SK8EVL lead advocate Brenda Perks at 716-244-7573 or [email protected]. Those wishing to donate directly to SK8EVL can do so by visiting sk8evl.com.


About SK8EVL: SK8EVL's mission is to construct a permanent concrete skatepark in Ellicottville, NY. The Village of Ellicottville, in partnership with SK8EVL, has been awarded a $250,000 Built to Play Skatepark Grant through the Tony Hawk Foundation and Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. Built to Play Skatepark Grants offer up to $250,000 in matching funds to public skatepark projects across WNY and SE Michigan. Through the same grant program, Ellicottville also received a $50,000 Environmental Impact Award to fund processes and design features that lessen the environmental impact of the skatepark.