** This sweepstakes has ended. Congratulations, Jane Hopper, you are the winner! Your tickets will be at the ticket window at the FedEx Forum, so you can pick them up the day of the event. Just leave us a comment if you have any questions. Thanks to everyone for participating, and we'll see you at Soup Sunday! **
We're so excited to partner with Youth Villages, a non-profit organization that helps children and their families live successfully by restoring a supportive family system. Today, we want to tell you about the Youth Villages Soup Sunday fundraiser. This year's event is on Sunday, January 29th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FedEx Forum. (Click HERE to purchase tickets.)
Amy and I are honored to have been asked to ring the dinner bell at the opening ceremony this year alongside Youth Villages CEO Pat Lawler. (BTW, we cannot wait to see this bell for ourselves. We are beside ourselves and are going to do our best to do this bell-ringing thing right! This is going to be a new experience, y'all. Bring on the bell!)
For the past 28 years, Soup Sunday has offered a chance for Memphians to come together and feast on creative soups from nearly 50 of Memphis's best-known restaurants. This year's participants, who are graciously volunteering their time and talents, include Amerigo, The Peabody, Huey's, Kooky Canuck, Hard Rock Café, Bardog, Babalu, Rizzo's Diner, Cafe Olé, and Say Cheese food truck. (Click HERE for a full list.) In addition to amazing soups, some participating restaurants may also offer appetizers, cornbread, cheese biscuits, and, of course, dessert.
There will be several vegetarian options including pimento cheese from Hope Church, Apple Kiwi Kale Smoothies from Smoothie King, and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup from Stone Soup Café and Market. We also see some hints of our favorite vegetarian dishes on the list like doughnuts, ice cream, bundt cake, and coffee. We can't imagine you'd go home hungry.
The Soup Sunday event has raised over a million dollars for Youth Villages and their programs. To celebrate, Youth Villages has given us a family pack of tickets (2 adults and 2 children) to this year's Soup Sunday so that a TCV reader can go for free. To enter, comment on this very Soup Sunday post before January 26th at 10 p.m. and tell us about your favorite soup. That's it! We moderate comments, so don't worry, we will post them a few times a day. (See the official rules below for more details). Check back with The Chubby Vegetarian blog on Friday, January 27th to see if you won. We'll leave your tickets at the ticket window at the FedEx Forum so you can pick them up the day of the event. Good luck -- and we'll see you at Youth Villages Soup Sunday!
Official rules: No purchase necessary. The Chubby Vegetarian Soup Sunday Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Chubby Vegetarian blog. The featured prize is a package of 4 passes (2 adult, 2 kids) to the Youth Villages Soup Sunday event to be held in Memphis, Tennessee on Jan. 29, 2017; approximate retail value of the set of 4 tickets is $60. Winner is responsible for reporting the value of his/her prize where required. No other prize or compensation is included. Enter by commenting on this TCV Soup Sunday post and tell us about your favorite soup. Eligibility requirements: entrants must be 18 years of age or over and reside in the U.S. Duration: sweepstakes starts at 6 p.m. CST on Jan. 24, 2017 and ends at 10 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2017. Deadline to enter is 10 p.m. on Jan 26, 2017. Open to individual U.S. residents aged 18 and older only; void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. Only one comment per person will be considered; duplicate entries from the same entrant will be deleted. Winners will be selected by random number generator by 11 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2017 and announced by 10 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2017. If the prize is forfeited or unclaimed by 10 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2017, another entrant will be chosen by random number generator at that time and announced by 8 a.m. on Jan. 29, 2017. Tickets will be held under winner's name at the ticket desk on the day of the event unless other arrangements are made prior to the event. If technical issues require postponement of the selection of a winning entrant, an update will be posted on this blog post with updated information and deadlines. Winning entrant is responsible for paying any taxes related to the prize(s). TCV has the right to obtain and publicize the winner's name and likeness as well as require winner to sign a liability release.