Media Release: February 3, 2017
Super Bowl Sunday Brings Fellowship and Fun to City Union Mission
Homeless Guests and Program Participants
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—On Sunday, February 5, City Union Mission will host a special viewing of the Super Bowl game for an estimated 250 guests in their men’s emergency shelter for guests and participants of their long-term Christian Life Program. The event will take place in the dining room at City Union Mission’s Men’s Center at 5:30 p.m.
“So many of us are looking forward to the big game with anticipation and excitement—especially the men in our care,” shares City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty. “The majority of those staying with us struggle with difficult life situations and something as simple as watching a football game can lift spirits and bring a sense of normalcy to their lives. It’s also a time for our men to relax and enjoy each other’s company as they cheer on their favorite team.”
Mission residents and guests will enjoy dinner in the Men’s Center dining room followed by the viewing of the Super Bowl game. Additional refreshments including candy, chips, soda and other snacks will be provided by Graceway church. During halftime, the men will watch "Football Sunday", a 30-minute video event that plays across America on the day of the football championship and features exclusive interviews with professional football players like Benjamin Watson, Anquan Boldin, and Brandon Marshall as they share how Christ has helped them be overcomers.
“We are grateful for the support of Graceway and our donors who generously give so that our men can experience special nights like this,” Doty said.
More information about the Mission’s comprehensive programs and services to the homeless and hurting can be found at cityunionmission.org.
City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the Gospel and meeting
the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.
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