Souper Bowl of Caring Gears Up for Nationwide Blitzathon

Souper Bowl of Caring, America’s youth-led initiative to transform Super Bowl Sunday into the nation’s largest day of neighbors caring for neighbors, is assembling in a “blitz” formation.

On Jan. 15, Souper Bowl of Caring will launch the 2006 Blitzathon to share its vision of hope throughout America. The Blitzathon—a traveling advance tailgate party—will arrive in an AIRSTREAM SkyDECK RV, a trailer that includes a roof-deck. The 17-city tour will start in Miami and end in the Super Bowl host city of Detroit on Feb. 4, the day before the biggest football game of the year.

Souper Bowl of Caring is at work through church youth groups and schools, as well as a variety of service organizations, and is endorsed by NFL owners and local businesses. Now in its 15th year, Souper Bowl of Caring has given more than $28 million to neighbors in need.

Armed with soup pots, kids in all 50 states will be collecting dollars at churches, retails outlets, and Super Bowl parties. Every penny raised is given to local charities, as selected by each participating group. The activity will spotlight the nation's youth doing good on a day when many will party and drink all night.

“Congratulations to the youth involved with Souper Bowl of Caring. The kindness and generosity you show through helping those in need is making this world a better place. You are true points of light," said former President George H.W. Bush.

Souper Bowl Sunday, meanwhile, is encouraging people of all ages to care for their neighbors in need.

In the days leading up to Feb. 4, the Blitzathon will hit (in order) Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Cleveland/Toledo, and Detroit.