Swann Visits Hall of Fame to Kickoff Tackling Hunger Month

01/01/2005

Chunky Tackling HungerClass of 2001 inductee Lynn Swann was at the Hall of Fame on Wednesday to unveil the Campbell's Chunky Soup "Tackling Hunger" interactive exhibit. The ceremony helped kick off November as the Tackling Hunger Month. The goal of Tackling Hunger Month is to donate 500,000 cans of soup to food banks nationwide with the ultimate goal of 6 million cans for the year.

At the "Click for Cans" element of the Tackling Hunger exhibit, each click by a fan on their favorite team will result in a can of soup being donated in that team's name. "I want Pittsburgh to be the great clickers of all time," Swann said during ceremony.

 
The Super Bowl X MVP even had a prediction for this week's Browns-Steelers match-up. "Pittsburgh will out-click the Cleveland Browns, and the team that out-clicks will be the team that wins on Sunday."

A group of local fourth graders were on hand to enjoy the event and were given special treatment as the Hall of Famer passed around his Super Bowl ring for the children to view. After the ceremony, Swann signed autographs and joined the school group for lunch as they enjoyed Campbell's Chunky Soup.

The interactive exhibit also challenges fans to see how they "measure up" to Campbell's Chunky "Mama's Boys" Kurt Warner and Donovan McNabb, by comparing hand and foot size. Braver fans can weigh-in and see how much they weigh in soup cans compared to some of the NFL's "Chunkiest" linemen.
 
The Campbell's Chunky Soup "On Tour" Bus was also at the Hall to collect food items. All Hall of Fame visitors that donated a non-perishable food item were admitted to the museum free of charge.

The Tackling Hunger exhibit will be at the Hall of Fame throughout the month of November. Back to news