Super Bowl party planned for fans experiencing homelessness

CINCINNATI – Scores of residents of shelters in Over-the-Rhine will be able to watch the Bengals play in Super Bowl LVI this weekend – complete with food, drink and haircuts, thanks to the partners at Mayfield Brain & Spine.

Called the Super Soul Party, the event will be held at the Confetti Room in Over-the-Rhine, with up to 125 guests who are living or receiving services at various homeless shelters in the area. Most of the funding for the celebration comes from physicians who are shareholders of Mayfield Brain & Spine, the region's premier independent neurosurgery practice.

"Mayfield has been blessed to serve this community for 85 years," said Dr. Andrew Ringer, chairman of Mayfield and organizer of the event with his wife Mendy Ringer. "The Super Bowl this year is one of the most exciting events for Cincinnati in many years. Shouldn't we make sure everyone in our community has an opportunity to enjoy it?"

Started five years ago in New York, the Super Soul Party has never been held in Cincinnati. Organizers are partnering with homeless shelters and individuals in more than 35 cities across the country to host events around the big game. Find more information at

The Ringers said they were discussing recently how difficult it was to attend the Super Bowl, with exorbitant prices for tickets, flights and hotel.

"We just said, 'we could feed a village for that,'" Mendy Ringer said. And that was the spark.

Dr. Ringer went home and searched "charity super bowl parties," and established contact with the Super Soul Party organizers. In no time, organizers at Super Soul found a way to make it all possible, and Ringer's partners at Mayfield pitched in to make it a reality.

About Mayfield Brain & Spine:

Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 30 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 25,000 patients from more than 30 states in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders.