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Schools in Kansas City, Tampa compete in 'Soup-er Bowl'

Cans collected for "Soup-er Bowl"
Posted at 9:18 AM, Feb 04, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The competition for Super Bowl LV is not just happening on the football field, it's also happening in the classroom.

St. Thomas More Catholic School in Kansas City challenged St. Lawrence Catholic School in Tampa to several competitions.

One includes the "Soup-er Bowl." Each School will collect canned soup for the needy. St. Thomas More Principal Linda Crosthwait said her school collected more than a thousand cans.

Other competitions include students throwing a football the farthest. There's also a penny war. Both schools collect pennies with proceeds going to a local charity. In Kansas City, the proceeds go to the Butker Family Foundation.

Crosthwait said the competitions offer more than fun, but also a learning lesson on charity.

"We try to help our students to think globally. We want them to think about not just what happens within their own home because some of our students have their own needs. But when we look at our nation and we look at our world, we know that we can make a difference," she said. "If it's in a small way of bringing a can or a few pennies, we really can make a difference in the whole world."

Crosthwait added if the Tampa school wins, they will receive a basket of Kansas City barbecue sauces and rubs. If her school wins, they'll receive some Tampa goodies.

The schools will hold pep rallies and find out the winner of the competition on Thursday.