The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is partnering with the National Football League to leverage the arrival of Super Bowl XLIX into the lasting betterment of Arizona. In the months preceding the big game we will organize a number of charitable initiatives and community outreach events to engage and enrich our local communities.
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee’s giving goal is to raise funds for and augment the efforts of impactful charitable organizations in our community, leaving a significant and lasting legacy for Arizona. We will focus on issues of education, health and wellness, sustainability and overall community enhancement to improve the lives of local youth and their families long after a Super Bowl champion is crowned on Feb 1, 2015.
Six nonprofit organizations received a combined $600,000 in legacy grants. The grant recipients were:
- Assistance League® of Phoenix will provide a new pair of athletic shoes to over 5,000 youth in need through the Operation School Bell® program.
- Barrow Neurological Foundation will place athletic trainers at several thousand Arizona Interscholastic Association tournament events, ensuring the safety of over 100,000 student athletes.
- Elevate Phoenix will provide 4,000 mentor hours to teach, tutor and transport students at five, Title 1 elementary and high schools impacting over 4,500 students.
- The Ecological Restoration Institute and Northern Arizona University will focus on protecting water supplies and restoring forest health in Arizona.
- Playworks will provide a full-time coach in 18, Title 1 elementary schools, engaging more than 13,500 youth in up to 45 minutes of daily physical activity at recess and throughout the school day.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale will support the L.E.A.N. (Lifestyle, Education, Activity and Nutrition) Program at four Club branches to serve more than 4,000 youth through organized sports, diabetes education and nutrition programming.
Education will be an integral aspect of the Host Committee’s giving efforts. We want to give Arizona’s youth every chance to succeed in class and after school by investing in their future through support of reputable educational programs and early learning initiatives.
The Host Committee will work to augment The National Football League’s efforts in Arizona through grants that support overall wellness and safety in youth activities and programs.
Our mission is to leave a significant and lasting legacy through the enhancement of our local community. We will utilize our resources to leave Arizona strong for years to come.
We will be working to reduce the carbon footprint of Super Bowl XLIX and related activities by supporting cost-effective sustainability projects.
Thank you for your interest in applying for grant funding. We are committed to leaving a lasting legacy in Arizona with your help.
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee will conduct two funding cycles, Summer and Fall, with the Fall cycle beginning on October 13, 2014.
Applications are no longer being accepted.