Kickoff 4 Kids

kickoff logo for web3It's time to rollout our 5th Annual Kickoff 4 Kids fundraiser to be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College Campus. Thank you, to Sugarman Law Firm, for being our returning GAME DAY SPONSOR for 2017!

Join us for this football-themed event featuring our popular "tailgate-style" food and brew competition among local restaurants and microbreweries.  Each place will offer their best food sample or craft beer selection.  Everyone votes for their favorites along with a panel of Celebrity Judges.  Besides the competition, you will enjoy an open bar featuring wine, beer, & soda, fantastic silent auction items, live music and fun entertainment including tailgate games and a photo booth.

Take a look at the video clip below for a preview of what you can expect!

Grab a friend!  Mark your calendars and purchase your tickets today!

We are still in need of sponsors for this great event.  Click Here to review our Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information or questions, please contact Patty Maio Mullin, Fundraising and Special Events Coordinator.

Best of all, you will be helping to end child abuse in Onondaga County.  Proceeds from Kickoff 4 Kids directly benefit our Center as we provide services and a path to healing for nearly 700 sexually or physically abused children in Onondaga County each year.   




Here is a list of our 2016 Kickoff 4 Kids Winners: Best Tailgate Food and Brew in CNY!

 Celebrities' Choice--BEST FOOD & BREW:

Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub-mini shepherd's pie with champ

Middle Ages Brewing Company-Jester

 People's Choice--BEST FOOD:

 1st place:  Peppino's Restaurant and Catering Group-meatball sliders

 2nd place:  Creole Soul Cafe-cajun blackened chicken & spinach lasagna

 People's Choice-- BEST BREW:

Willow Rock Brewing Company-Brunch



2016 Competing Restaurants:

 Brooklyn Pickle Logo        Bull and bear Logo       creole soul cafe logo   Kelleys logo  Modern Malt Logo    Utica Pizaa Company Logo          swallows logo peppinos logo2carrabbas logokittyhoynes logo2  Original Grain Logo2


2016 Competing Microbreweries:



eastwood brewing logo   empire brewing company      Middle Ages logo   willow rock logo    WT Brew logo2  ommegang logogenesee brew


If you suspect that a child is being abused, call Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720