WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Around 200 men were treated to a special Super Bowl LII watch party at the Central Union Mission, a men's homeless shelter in Washington, D.C.
Organizers said the "Souper Bowl", as it is called, has been held since at least 2000.
"We want to try to do this because we want to help them have a good time without compromising their sobriety or anything of that nature," said Central Union Mission Pastor Ronnie Stanley, Jr. He added that the men in their program are dealing with issues like PTSD, alcoholism, and homelessness.
"They’re just trying to bring a fun atmosphere here where we can fellowship among each other. Have a good time watching the Super Bowl," said James McLean, a resident in the program for the past nine months who is set to graduate next week.
The men were served by volunteers like Justin Stewart, who said he wanted to give back to his community.
"I’m blessed in my life to be in a position in my life where I’m fortunate and I have food on my table, I have a roof over my head," said Stewart.
Radio personality EZ Street organized the volunteers and the food, which was donated from a number of restaurants.
"We have pizza, we have General Tso’s wings, we have all types of desserts, we have Alfredo, we have Ben’s Chili Bowl," said EZ Street.