Souper Bowl Skit:
"Road to the Souper Bowl"
SETTING: Wenatchee Bus Station
PREMISE: Passengers hop on a bus and travel through several states on the way to Atlanta, Georgia for the Super Bowl. As the bus travels through each state, passengers will toss out items symbolic of the state nickname, even though people along the way are hungry and asking for food.
Finally, arriving in Georgia (the Peach State), the passengers realize that addressing the hunger needs of people means donating food (not grass, evergreen branches, cowboy hats, etc.).
CHARACTERS: Narrator, Bus Driver, Passengers, Hungry People in each state
South Dakota (Mt. Rushmore)
Illinois (Land of Lincoln)
Cardboard to fabricate a bus facadeSigns listing the state's names and nicknamesItems symbolizing the state's nicknamesCanned goodsCONCLUSION:
Summary of hunger needs in our country and communitySouper Bowl of Caring StatisticsSummary of total giving from Celebration Lutheran over the last several yearsNaming of local organization
NARRATOR: It's a cool morning in the Wenatchee Valley as a number of dedicated sports fans are hopping on a bus to attend the Super Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia. They will be traveling over 2,500 miles through 10 states before finally arriving in Georgia. Using a sophisticated "live-cam" broadcast, we will be able to follow their progress. Let's go live now to the Wenatchee Bus Station as they are about to take off.
(The bus and passengers begin their journey, singing: "The Wheels On the Bus Go Through Washington...the Evergreen State")
WASHINGTON PERSON: Hey, can you please spare some food. I'm really hungry.
PASSENGER 1: Sorry, but all we've got is this evergreen branch! (throws out branch)
(Rolling along to Idaho, singing: "The Wheels On the Bus roll to Idaho...the Gem State")
IDAHO PERSON: Hey, slow down! I'm hungry! Got anything to eat?
PASSENGER 2: Sorry, but all we've got is some Idaho Gems - opals or garnets anyone? (throws out gems)
(Rolling along to Montana, singing: "The Wheels on the Bus roll to Montana...the Treasure State")
MONTANA PERSON: Please help me! I'm hungry. Anything to spare?
PASSENGER 3: Nope! But we've got some treasure for you!
(throws out treasure)
(Rolling along to Wyoming, singing: "The Wheels On the Bus roll to Wyoming...the Cowboy State")
WYOMING PERSON: Howdy folks!! Do you have food?
PASSENGER 4: No, but we've got some Cowboy hats for you!
(throws out a hat)
(Rolling along to South Dakota, singing: "The Wheels On the Bus roll to South Dakota...the Mt. Rushmore State")
SOUTH DAKOTA PERSON: Hey, it's real cold here today, and we need some food to warm us up! Anything?
PASSENGER 5: Nope. Sorry, but could send you the selfie we took with your famous Rock Group.
(Rolling along to Iowa, singing: "The Wheels On the Bus roll to Iowa...the Hawkeye State")
IOWA PERSON: Food! Food! Please! Anything?
PASSENGER 6: No, but here's a Hawkeye, maybe this raptor can catch you something!
(throws out a bird)
(Rolling along to Iowa, singing: "The Wheels On the Bus roll to Illinois...the Land of Lincoln")
ILLINOIS PERSON: Can you spare some food?
PASSENGER 7: Sorry, I cannot tell a lie in the Land of Lincoln! How 'bout a top hat?
(Rolling along to Indiana, singing: "The Wheels On the Bus roll to Indiana...the Hoosier State")
INDIANA PERSON: Please, can you spare some food?
PASSENGER 8: Who's your state?
INDIANA PERSON: Indiana!!
PASSENGER 8: What's your nickname?
INDIANA: Hoosier State!
PASSENGER 8: That's what I'm asking you! Who's your state?
PASSENGER 8: Good grief! This is worse than Abbot & Costello's "Who's On First!" routine. Let's get out of here!
(Rolling along to Kentucky, singing: "The Wheels on the Bus roll to Kentucky...the Blue Grass State")
KENTUCKY PERSON: Can you give us some food?
PASSENGER 9: No, but we can play you some blue grass music!
(cue the music)
(Rolling along to Tennessee, singing: "The Wheels on the Bus roll to Tennessee...the Volunteer State")
TENNESSEE PERSON: Please, can you give us some food?
PASSENGER 10: No, but why don't you hop on the bus, Gus. We could use some help at our next stop!
(Rolling along to Georgia, singing: "The Wheels on the Bus roll to Georgia...the Peach State")
GEORGIA PERSON: Welcome to Georgia! Can you spare some food for us?
PASSENGER 11: We don't even have a peach for you, but maybe we can hop off the bus and help you find some food!
GEORGIA PERSON: That would be wonderful!
(Park the bus, passengers get off, find canned goods around the sanctuary and place in the basket)
NARRATOR: Folks, the road to the Souper Bowl has finally reached its destination.
As you can see, hungry people don't need evergreen branches, cowboy hats, treasure, blue grass music, or bad jokes. Hungry people need food. Period.
And that's what why we're here today. You might ask: What is Souper Bowl of Caring?
Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement of young people working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. In the weeks leading up to or on Super Bowl Sunday, young people across the country are taking up collections, asking for money or food for people in need. 100% of their donations go directly to a local hunger-relief charity of their choice.
The Souper Bowl of Caring in 2018 generated $8,208,791.
Over the last 13 years, the youth of Celebration have collected $5,248 through your generous donations.
And so, we, the youth of Celebration Lutheran Church, are asking you to help alleviate hunger in our community once again by giving generously today.
The funds received will go to the local Lighthouse Ministries.
Food donations will go towards the Packing Friendship ministry.