For the second year in a row, Good Shepherd homeless shelter in downtown Toronto, Canada, is hosting a Super Bowl party. The event gives a group of around 80 guys the chance to watch the big game on a big TV and chow on pizza while enjoying a little camaraderie.
Last year’s event was such a success, they decided to do it again. Brother Tim Liss, Good Shepherd’s director says the Super Bowl party really lifted the spirits of the men who went and that they seemed more content for a week afterwards.
“It’s a lonely life, but the Super Bowl party helped,” Liss says, by connecting people through sport. “When the game is on you get the guys cheering for their favorite team and bantering back and forth. And then they get into the statistics and analysis of the players. The interaction is much, much greater.”