Every year, the NFL finds ways to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl host city through the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program.
This involves giving an annual $1 million contribution from the NFL Foundation.
For this year a $2 million grant supported by the funding of the NFL Foundation, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee and the LA84 Foundation and the Play Equity Fund will support the Champions Live Here initiative.
The initiative sheds light on the achievements of 56 local Champion organizations who often go unrecognized. The goal is to provide grant awards to help these organizations continue the tremendous work they are doing in the community.
The 56 Champion organizations focus their work in the areas including youth development, jobs & economic opportunity and social justice.
Over the past year, the NFL Foundation’s Super Bowl Legacy Grant contribution has used the spotlight of the Super Bowl to not only make the contribution but to showcase the achievements of these Champion organizations that often go unrecognized.
The Legacy Program has granted each selected Champion organization with a $10,000 grant , a professionally-produced vignette-style video spotlighting their organization, and ongoing public recognition of their work in the leadup to Super Bowl LVI.
Six of these 56 organizations were selected in December or last year to receive a total grant of $50,000 making an even bigger impact.
You can see the full list of the 56 Champions here.
NFL Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director of the NFL Foundation, Alexia Gallagher says,”We are honored to have worked alongside the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee and the Super Bowl LVI Grant Program partners to recognize and support the 56 unsung hero organizations and the transformative impact they have made on their communities.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and many Los Angeles higher ups such as both , Los Angeles Rams and Chargers Owners, Stan Kroenk, and Dean Spanos and Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman and Chairman & CEO ,Casey Wasserman were all present for the press conference Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School to celebrate the 56 Champion Organizations.
They also unveiled the Mobile Play Program: Park On The Move.
The Park On The Move is a partnership between the NFL, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, the LA84 Foundation, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation, the Play Equity Fund and Playworks.
The Mobile Play Program functioning as a park on wheels, will serve communities with limited park and recreation space, to meet youth in their neighborhoods and provide them an opportunity to play for years to come.
Renata Simril, President & CEO of the LA84 Foundation says, “..The NFL has dedicated resources to support unsung heroes who are making the Los Angeles region better and is shining a spotlight on their work to inspire others to join in. This partnership will bring play and sports to neighborhoods where kids don’t have the chance to play, to address the Play Equity gap and make these young lives better. That’s the real legacy of Super Bowl LVI.”