NFL Announces $1 Million Super Bowl Legacy Grant, Benefitting Areas Throughout Super Bowl Host Community
Commissioner Roger Goodell, Woody Johnson, Jonathan Tisch
Recognize Grant Recipients
Super Bowl leaves an impact long after the game has come and gone. As it does every year, the NFL seeks to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl host city with a financial donation. This year, the NFL Foundation provided a $1 million grant to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee’s Snowflake Youth Foundation to fund charitable projects throughout New York and New Jersey to provide children with places to be active and healthy. This grant was matched by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee for a total of $2 million.
The NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation is a 501c3 created by the NY/NJ Host Committee to carry out the Super Bowl XLVIII charitable legacy work of the NFL Foundation and the local Host Committee.
Representatives from the NFL, NY\NJ Host Committee, New York Giants and New York Jets will join government leaders this week to recognize the recipients of this year’s Super Bowl Legacy Grants, beginning today. This afternoon, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee President & CEO Alfred f. Kelly, jr., New York Jets’ owner WOODY JOHNSON, New York Giants’ treasurer JONATHAN TISCH, Co-Chairman of the Board, Loews Corporation, and former New York Jets’ player BRANDON MOORE will celebrate major renovations at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark (BGCN) Central Ward Clubhouse. The Club is a full-service community center that offers educational programs and athletic activities for local youth. Through the Super Bowl Legacy Grant, the Club was able to renovate its gymnasium and welcome area.
This Thursday, Goodell, Kelly, Jr., Johnson and Tisch will unveil a new football field at Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The Super Bowl Legacy Grant provided funding for resurfacing of the field, including replacing all turf, goal posts and soccer goals. The field will be used by students as well as the surrounding community. At the event, the school’s football team will take part in a Heads Up Football clinic. Heads Up Football was launched in April 2013 by USA Football with the NFL’s support. Now adopted by more than 2,800 youth leagues across the country, the initiative includes a focus on education and certification, equipment fitting, concussion recognition and awareness, heat and hydration and Heads Up Tackling.
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