‘Souper Bowl of Caring’

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Babylon School District recently came together to host a Souper Bowl of Caring – Charity Cook-Off and Cake-Off Fundraiser event.

The program was a community-based gathering that brought more than 40 community members and local businesses to demonstrate their culinary abilities in an effort to support both local and nationally recognized charities and organizations. Throughout the event, district faculty, staff, students and family members created a number of delectable dishes ranging from colorfully decorated cupcakes all the way to savory dishes of pasta. Additionally, multiple raffles took place, offering students a chance to prizes that included a pizza party with the principals, and a free tuxedo and prom dress.

“It’s events like these that help to instill a strong sense of community which we take pride in having here at Babylon,” said Superintendent of Schools Linda Rozzi. “Due to the students’ outstanding efforts during the ‘Souper Bowl of Caring,’ charities such as Boots on the Ground and Habitat for Humanity will be supplied with generous donations.”

Prior to the big event, staff and students promoted the day by decorating school windows with a Super Bowl and Panther Pay It Forward theme, and wore their favorite sports-themed jerseys.

The district raised a total of $3,300 that will be used in the Pay It Forward initiative to support Boots on the Ground and Suffolk County Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, all of the leftover soup and chili was donated to a community soup kitchen, and six boxes of canned goods were collected for the Rock Can Roll organization.