Bend Athletic Club hosts Soup Fest 2007
Feb 23,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

(Bend, Oregon) The Bend Athletic Club will be the site of Soup Fest '07, a benefit for Winning Over Anger & Violence. The Soup Fest will feature a competition for professional chefs with a total prize purse of $3,000. Guests will receive ballots and vote for their favorite recipe.

The music stylings of the Cascade Brass quintet will entertain guests as they enjoy soup, side dishes, desserts and a no-host bar. Raffle tickets for prizes and gifts will come from a select number of local businesses.

The Bend Athletic Club is excited to be the host of this first-time event. "We support Winning and its work," says Rick Adamo, director of food and beverage at the Athletic Club. "It helps make our community a safer place to work and live."

The Soup Fest will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2007, at the Bend Athletic Club, 61615 Athletic Club Drive. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, call 541-330-8888.

Professional chefs and sponsors interested in obtaining more information are invited to visit the event web page,

Winning Over Anger & Violence has provided counseling services for 19 years in Central Oregon. The nonprofit group is currently seeking community members to help with fundraising, networking and other jobs. For more information, call 541-382-1943, or visit