Super Bowl game time challenge raises $40,000 for Episcopal Relief & Development

Football Thank You

Episcopalians across New England and Pennsylvania--and beyond--joined in a charitable contest in the week leading up to the Super Bowl to see how much money they could raise for Episcopal Relief & Development by game time.

Final tallies were:  $18,502 raised by Team Patriots and $21,660 raised by Team Eagles, with Episcopal Relief & Development and its disaster relief, public health and economic development ministries the clear winner.

"Thank you to the host of generous donors to our Game Time Challenge benefiting Episcopal Relief & Development," Bishop Alan M. Gates said.  "The outcome on the field was disappointing for Patriots fans, but the outcome for ER&D was incredible!  Individually and together Episcopalians in New England and Pennsylvania harnessed their team pride to show compassion and help heal our broken world.  Now, there's something to celebrate!"