Super Bowl losers make winners of those in need

Posted: February 04, 2011

By Anita Crane
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

Boys in the Democratic Republic of Congo happily clutching their 2007 Super Bowl ‘losers’ apparel. (Photo © 2007 World Vision)

After the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers tackle each other in Super Bowl XLV – after millions of Americans watch the game, halftime performances and mega commercials while cheering and feasting – poor communities will, in some sense, celebrate the losing team.

That’s because all those pre-printed NFL Championship clothing items that have the name of the losing team – prepared in advance to fill the need no matter who wins – will be delivered to children and adults in Armenia, Nicaragua, Romania, and Zambia.

David Krichavsky, the National Football League’s director of community affairs, explained, “The NFL is pleased to once again work with World Vision to ensure that usable Super Bowl apparel does not get thrown out, especially when there are so many around the globe who have never had a brand-new item of clothing in their lives.”

And according to Jeff Fields, World Vision’s senior director for corporate relations, the clothing is welcomed with profound joy.

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