NFL Announces $2 Million Super Bowl Legacy Grant, Benefitting More Than 25 Community Projects Throughout Super Bowl Host Community
Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill, Commissioner Roger Goodell,
Host Committee Representatives 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 Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee via the Arizona Community Foundation to fund charitable projects throughout Arizona to support health and wellness programs for the Arizona community. This grant was matched by the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee for a total of more than $2 million.
Representatives from the NFL, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and the Arizona Cardinals gathered today to recognize the recipients of this year’s Super Bowl Legacy Grants. Arizona Cardinals President MICHAEL BIDWILL, NFL Commissioner Roger GOODELL and Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman DAVID ROUSSEAU made the announcement at ASU Preparatory Academy School, one of this year’s grant recipient locations. Before its Super Bowl makeover, the field at ASU Prep was in subpar condition for the thousands of youth who utilized it for organized sports and intramurals.
The event also recognized the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s (AIA) support of USA Football’s Heads Up Football program. The AIA’s support of Heads Up Football is part of Arizona’s comprehensive approach to student-athlete health. Following the press conference, high school athletic directors and football coaches from around the state attended an education session on the Heads Up Football program. Heads Up Football, which includes a focus on education and certification, equipment fitting, concussion recognition and awareness, heat and hydration, and Heads Up Tackling, was launched in 2012 by USA Football with the NFL’s support. As part of today’s event, ESPN also announced their support of Heads Up Football by donating $30,000 towards the initiative to help Arizona-based high school coaches become Heads Up Football certified in 2015.
A list of Super Bowl Legacy Grant recipients and the projects being funded by the NFL Foundation’s $1 million grant and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee foundation’s $1 million contribution is below.
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