Tuesday, July 18, 2023

SOUP July 26



Contact: Nick Marcou, nmarcou@gmail.com

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La Crosse SOUP preps next crowdfunding event at the Black River Beach

LA CROSSE, Wis., (July 18, 2023) - La Crosse SOUP is a collaborative celebration, a public dinner, and a platform for connection. It is a quarterly micro-granting event for people of all ages and backgrounds with the goal of bringing our community together to support creative projects designed to make La Crosse an even better place. The mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, trust, and fun.

The next La Crosse SOUP event will be held on Wednesday, July 26, at the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center located at 1433 Rose Street in La Crosse. Doors open (food and drinks served) at 5:00 p.m. The program and pitches begin at 6:00 p.m. The winner will be announced at 7:00 p.m.

For a suggested donation of just $5, attendees receive soup from either Pogreba Restaurant or Marge's On Rose, bread, and a vote. Four groups will pitch their idea for four minutes each on how they plan to make a positive impact and improve our community. The audience can ask up to four questions of each presenter. Once all ideas are shared, everyone votes for their favorite. As the night ends, all the votes are counted and the winner goes home with the money raised to carry out their project.

The four pitches for SOUP at the Beach include a pitch from the CASA for Kids Program to help fund positive childhood experiences for children involved in the courts as a result of abuse and neglect. A pitch from Chariots 4 Hope, a nonprofit organization aiming to change lives by breaking down transportation barriers and creating vehicle sustainability and stability. A pitch from Yoga Mariposa to offer classes about gentle yoga, meditation, and breathwork to incarcerated and recently released people. And last but not least, a pitch by The Good Fight Community Center to expand its youth boxing program and enable students to compete and travel for competitions.

Joining us in the fun will be our friends from State Road Elementary School. Students, families, and staff from State Road's fourth grade will be prepping and running the event’s bake sale to satisfy any and all dessert cravings. Funds from the bake sale will also go toward the winning pitch.

An extra special thank you to our generous sponsors for our upcoming SOUP at the Beach event on July 26. Thanks to Atproperties La Crosse and Altra Federal Credit Union for their continued support.

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