Denver and Charlotte Missions Have Some Super Bowl Fun

Friendly Rivalry Shows Working Partnership among Rescue Missions

The CEOs of Charlotte Rescue Mission (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Denver Rescue Mission (Denver, Colorado) are having some fun rivalry as their respective teams play in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday. 

If Carolina loses, the CEO of Charlotte Rescue Mission, Tony Marciano, has to go on his mission’s roof and record a video of himself doing a touchdown dance wearing a Manning jersey. If Denver loses, the CEO of Denver Rescue Mission, Brad Meuli, will have to perform the famous Cam Newton pose on the roof of his mission while wearing a Cam Newton jersey.

Tony points out that the challenge shows residents at both missions—and people across the country—that they don’t have to get high or drunk to have a good time. “We are modeling in front of them the very behavior we want them to embrace,” Tony says. And Brad notes that the rivalry shows the working partnership among rescue missions. “This challenge highlights our strong partnership to help people move beyond the crisis of experiencing homelessness,” he says.