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CORALVILLE -- There’s a soup for you at this year’s annual Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) fundraiser -- no matter which team you support at Super Bowl 56.
Starting at $15, tickets are now on sale for the DVIP’s 26th annual fundraiser on Feb. 23. The in-person event will offer drive-thru and delivery options with more than 30 soups for “soupporters” to choose from -- all donated by local restaurants.
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center, 300 E. Ninth St., Coralville
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23
Cost: Tickets start at $15; children 12 and under eat free. For $100, VIP delivery customers can get five soups, homemade confetti cookies, a commemorative mug and a VIP gift.
Ticket sales for VIP packages and general pickup tickets must be purchased by Feb. 8. General admission tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
The fundraiser continues to bolster a 40-year legacy of DVIP partnerships with the community to support victim-survivors and provide safety solutions. As DVIP and other victim service programs face funding cuts, the fundraiser’s role takes on a more critical importance this year.
Ticket options are:
- $100 for VIP delivery and pickup, which includes five soups, homemade confetti cookies, a commemorative mug and VIP gift. Sales end Feb. 8
- $75 for VIP in-person tickets, which include early access to soups, bowls, homemade confetti cookies, priority seating and a commemorative gift. Sales end Feb. 8
- $35 for general pickup, which includes two soups and a commemorative mug. Sales end Feb. 8
- $30 for general admission, which includes a bowl and unlimited soup
- $30 for the Gift of Soup to give to others
- $15 for general in-person volunteer, student, and sliding scale tickets
- Children 12 and under eat free
This year’s soups will be:
- Chicken Noodle by 2 Dogs Pub
- Vegan Soup by Trumpet Blossom Cafe
- Chili by Hy-Vee
- Tuscan Tomato by Bread Garden Market
- Vegan lentil barley by Oasis
- Broccoli Cheese by Nodo
- An option by Shakespeare’s
- Bacon Corn Chowder by Red’s Alehouse
- An option by Tribute
- An option Basta
- An option by Big Grove Brewery in Solon
- Tomato Florentine by Bluebird Cafe in North Liberty
“This event is vital because it provides financial support to ensure our advocates are there when victim-survivors need them,” said Alta Medea, director of community engagement for DVIP. “In addition, the Souper Bowl demonstrates that we, as a community, support and believe victim-survivors. This event shows them that they are not alone.”
DVIP offers support, resources and safety to those facing violence in Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Lee, Johnson, Washington and Van Buren counties. Services include a 24-hour hotline at (800) 373-1043, as well as safety planning, advocacy, trauma-informed counseling and emergency pet programs.
DVIP executive director Kristie Fortmann-Doser created the Souper Bowl to challenge “the myth that more violence occurs against women around the NFL Super Bowl,” because “violence against women, men and children happens every day.”
One in four women, one in seven men, and one in 15 children will be affected by intimate partner abuse in their lifetime, according to the organization.
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