Team National Grid #1 at United Way Kick Off Cook Off

By Kathy Hill

After years of entering the United Way of Central New York’s “Kick Off Cook Off,” Team National Grid is finally #1!

The team’s winning recipe – “S’more Power Pops,” a tasty mix of Rice Krispies, marshmallow, chocolate, graham cracker crumbs and bacon – earned the Celebrity Judges Choice award at the 15th annual campaign launch.

“It all came together when the S’more Power Pops shocked the competition and powered to the top,” reported Carolyn King, National Grid’s United Way campaign manager. “Very special thanks go out to Lisa Willey and her family for sharing their ‘secret’ recipe!”

Congratulating the team for the hard work that went into creating National Grid’s entry and display, King also gave kudos to Bryan Zulberti and Glynn Matthews for bringing their “Zap Man” and “The Thermonator” characters to life for the NBT Stadium event.

King also acknowledged the vital support of the team’s executive sponsors Doneen Hobbs and Melanie Littlejohn, which Team National Grid will again put to good use entering the upcoming 5th Annual National Grid/United Way Cook Off. Courtney Pidkaminy is coordinating the event, which will be held in the Syracuse Office Complex on Thursday, Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

For more information – or to organize a team to compete – contact UnitedWayofCNY@nationalgrid.com.

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