Today marks 75 days before Super Bowl LVI, delivering an opportunity to celebrate the tradition of Giving Tuesday by supporting the 56 Champion organizations selected as part of the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program – Champions Live Here. The Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program was launched earlier this year to use the spotlight of Super Bowl LVI to showcase the often-unrecognized achievements of local community organizations.
The 56 Champions focus on areas including youth engagement, workforce development and social justice throughout the Los Angeles region and represent communities across the entire 4,753 square miles of Los Angeles County. In March, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee held a public nomination process asking Angelenos to nominate local “unsung hero” organizations – the changemakers, inspirational leaders and those who embody the diversity of our region. The 56 Champion organizations cover a broad spectrum of needs, with nearly 50% of the selected organizations working specifically with young people and on youth development, and more than 25% working on health, mental health and overall wellness.
The 56 Champions are listed online in alphabetical order. You can view their spotlight video at LASuperBowlHC.com
“We celebrate the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program’s 56 organizations, and Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support their essential work that often goes unrecognized,” said Renata Simril, President & CEO of the LA84 Foundation, and President of the Play Equity Fund. “We are honored to partner with the NFL Foundation and the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee to uplift the vision that major sporting events create a legacy of strengthening communities and building new opportunities across our region.”
The Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program is a partnership between the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee and the LA84 Foundation, the Play Equity Fund and the National Football League (NFL) Foundation. The initiative was launched to use the spotlight of Super Bowl LVI to showcase the achievements of local community organizations that often go unrecognized. The Legacy Program has awarded each of the selected Champion organizations 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 the Super Bowl. Additionally, six of these 56 organizations will be selected to each receive a total grant award of $50,000, to make an even bigger impact in their community. The additional grant award will be announced in December.
“Major events like Super Bowl LVI leave a lasting legacy on our communities through philanthropic programs that are focused on giving back to the host city,” said Kathryn Schloessman, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission President & CEO. “We are proud to have selected these 56 organizations doing tremendous work in the community as part of the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program.”
“All 56 recipients of this year’s Super Bowl Legacy grant have done tremendous work within the Los Angeles community and will continue to do so long after the game is played,” said Alexia Gallagher, NFL Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director, NFL Foundation. “The NFL Foundation is proud to partner with the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, the LA84 Foundation and the Play Equity Fund in the lead up to Super Bowl, and especially on Giving Tuesday, to recognize these community heroes.”
To learn more about the 56 Champion organizations and how to donate to further their work in the community, please visit the Legacy page at LASuperBowlHC.com.