Contact: Megan D’Angelo
WCA Director of Development
Telephone: (716) 664-8423. Fax: (716) 664-8336

Lakewood Rod & Gun Club Wins Title for Best Soup at SOUPer Bowl V

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(L to R): Board Member Ed Calkin from the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, join Jill Vincent SOUPer Bowl V best soup award chef from Lakewood Rod & Club as Megan D’Angelo WCA Director of Development, Brad Zimmer, event organizer and Jim Yezzi, General Sales Manager for Media One Group hand Jill an award for their winning soup.

Jamestown, NY (Friday, February 12, 2016)—SOUPer Bowl Sunday V, which took place on January 31st, at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club was a great success. Thanks to another record-setting attendance, sponsors and organizers WCA Hospital, Media One Group, Maplevale Farms, and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club raised $6,000, in support of Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital.

In addition to music provided to DJ’s Unlimited, this family-friendly event featured fifteen homemade soups created and served by fourteen local restaurants and caterers. All attendees were invited to vote for their favorite homemade soup.

Emerging victorious and named “Favorite Soup” of SOUPer Bowl Sunday V was Lakewood Rod & Gun Club with their classic take on a fan favorite of Lobster Bisque. This is the first time Lakewood Rod & Gun has won this award. Finishing in a very close second was A Taste From Above with their first time entry of Creamy Chicken. Also finishing in the top five in fan voting was Game Time Sports Bar and Grill(Stuffed Pepper), Webb’s Captain’s Table (Creamy Tomato Cajun), Fox Mart(Akley Pork and Bean Soup) and Elegant Edibles(Cowboy Steak and Potato Soup). Tim Horton’s Café and Bakery supplied the donuts and coffee once again for the event.

“This was a fantastic event with a response that exceeded all of our expectations,” says Megan D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development. “We couldn’t be more grateful to Media One, the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Maplevale Farms, Three Sixty Graphics and all of the restaurants and caterers for sharing their valuable time and exceptional talents with our community to benefit the patients we serve. It was exceptionally special that local organizations and businesses supported us with donations for the basket raffle. We would like to extend an appreciation to CCIDA, The Summer Wind, Jamestown Jammers, Peak n Peek, Holiday Valley, and the Audubon to name a few.”

All of the proceeds from this year’s SOUPer Bowl Sunday will benefit Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital. This charitable event has raised over $26,000 total to support the construction of WCA Hospital’s new Emergency Department and Robotic Surgery. This year, there was also an opportunity to buy a chance to win a PGA Tour Package Experience for the week of July 4th-10th, which includes two VIP shared hospitality passes per day, two walk with the pro’s passes for one day and a behind the scenes experience to meet and greet with the Tour players. The winning ticket will be announced at WCA’s Meet Our Robot event, Monday February 29th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. This is a chance to meet WCA’s robotic surgeons and surgery team while you get a rare chance to test drive the ROBOT yourself. If you are interested in donating $5 for a chance to win this exclusive opportunity, WCA has tickets available in Administration and will have them available at their next two events, Red the Rink February 19th and Strike Out Heart Disease February 21st.


Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital

On February 14, 2013, highly-skilled surgeons first utilized the da Vinci to perform Robotic Surgery at WCA Hospital. The da Vinci Surgical System utilizes miniaturized tools, precise robotic movements, and high-definition 3-D imaging to perform complex and delicate procedures through incisions smaller than one centimeter. It enhances the skills of surgeons by giving them more precise control, greater dexterity that exceeds the limits of the human hand, and a higher resolution view of the surgical field.

To date, well over one hundred surgeries have been performed using the da Vinci and the responses have been overwhelmingly positive. Patients have praised the skills of the surgeons and have experienced less pain, less scarring, and a rapid recovery time.

To learn more about Robotic Surgery, find out which surgeons are utilizing the technology, and to watch patient testimonial videos, please visit

To make a gift to support WCA Hospital’s investment in Robotic Surgery, please contact Megan D’Angelo at (716) 664-8423 or mail your tax-deductible gift to: WCA Office of Development, PO Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702-0840.

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