Kickoff 4 Kids



Date: October 18th, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: SRC Arena, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215


kickoffJoin us on October 18, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. for the Sixth Annual Kickoff 4 Kids event! "Sport" your favorite football jersey and enjoy an evening of tailgate-style food and brews from a variety of different restaurants, micro-breweries and distilleries from Central New York.

The night kicks off with a sampling of food and drinks from each vendor. Attendees are welcome to vote for their favorites along with a panel of celebrity judges. Past judges include former Onondaga County Executive Nicholas Pirro, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Jon Seeber, Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci, CNY Central’s Molly Matott, Spectrum News' Mark Larson, Syracuse City Court Judge Hon. James Cecile and MRCAC Board Member Joseph Silino.

The winners of the best tailgate food and brews will be announced at the end of the night.

Enjoy live music from local artists, an open bar, photo booth and a silent auction. Proceeds from Kickoff 4 Kids directly benefit our Center, allowing us to provide services and a path to healing for over 1000 sexually or physically abused children in Onondaga County each year.

For information on becoming a sponsor and sponsorship packages, click here.

To purchase tickets for the event, please click here.  

If you are a restaurant or brewery interested in participating in the 2018 Kickoff 4 Kids event, please contact Patricia Usherwood,



2017 Winners: Best Tailgate Food & Brew


Celebrities' Choice:


Buffalo Chicken Katsu Roll


Genesee Brew House Coffee Stout


People's Choice for Best Food:


Crab- and bacon-stuffed shrimp loompyas


Creole chicken and spinach ziti


People's Choice for Best Food:


Apple Pie Ale and Pumpkin Spice Blonde



 2017 food and beverage vendors:

• Kitty Hoynes

• Bull and Bear Roadhouse & Catering

• Peppino's Restaurant and Catering Group

 • Brooklyn Pickle

 • Carrabba's Italian Grill

 • Limp Lizard Bar and Grill

 • Modern Malt

 • Creole Soul Cafe

 • Original Grain

 • The Brasserie

 • Oompa Loompyas Filipino Fusion Food

 • Salt City Grille

 • Wt Brews

 • Full Boar Craft Brewery & Tap Room

 • Middle Ages Brewing Company

 • IBU Syracuse

 • Willow Rock Brewing Company

 • East wood Brewing Company

 • Genesee Brew House

 • Local 315 Brewing Company


Stay tuned for the full list of 2018 food and beverage vendors.



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