Super Bowl Charity Events

Posted: Feb. 19th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Super Bowl XLVII

As the super bowl got closer the number of charity events that went on in the city of New Orleans began to rise. The Wednesday before the super bowl former New Orleans Saints players hosted a charity flag football game. Their opponents were wounded war veterans.

With the Super Bowl around the corner, New Orleans is not only hosting the big game but also several fundraisers in its honor.

On Wednesday, current and former New Orleans Saints players hosted a charity flag football game with wounded war veterans as the opposing team. The friendly match honored retired Saints safety Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, WWLTV reports.

“It’s a great week -- Super Bowl week — there is a lot of attention here so it worked out great,” New Orleanian Cooper Manning told the Times-Picayune about the event.

And fundraising hasn’t been limited to Saint’s players.

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