The Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee has launched a new program in an effort to identify 56 "Champion" organizations across the Los Angeles region that are doing "unsung" work to help uplight their communities. The Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program - Champions Live Here is being launched in partnership with the LA84 Foundation, the Play Equity Fund and the National Football League.
“In less than 12 months, Los Angeles will take center stage as the host of Super Bowl LVI. Our goal is to make sure once the game is over and the fans go home, local kids and families continue to reap the benefits of the game’s economic impact and lasting philanthropic legacy,” said Casey Wasserman, Chairman of the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, which is led by the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) and includes SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers.
Each of the selected "Champion organizations" will be awarded a $10,000 grant, a professionally produced marketing video that spotlights the work their organization does, and public recognition of the work they do in the lead up to Super Bowl LVI.
Six of the 56 organizations will be awarded a $50,000 grant to help make an even bigger impact on their community.
“Each year, the NFL Foundation looks to leave a lasting impact on the Super Bowl host city both before and long after the game is played through the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program,” said Alexia Gallagher, Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director, NFL Foundation. “We’re proud to partner with the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, the LA84 Foundation and the Play Equity Fund to support this year’s legacy program, Champions Live Here, and help make a positive impact across the Los Angeles area for years to come.”
To nominate a "Champion Organization" in you area, visit LASuperBowlHC.com.
The committee is looking for those organizations that are focused on creating real change and reaching as many neighborhoods that are in need across the Los Angeles region. Qualified organizations must be inclusive, collaborative, resourceful, innovative and be focused on driving impact in the following areas:
Organizations creating greater access and opportunity for youth to participate in sports, leadership and educational programs; improving and upgrading fields, parks and play facilities and promoting the overall wellbeing of children and teens (physical, mental, emotional health).
Jobs and Economic Opportunity
Organizations working to expand the landscape of jobs and economic opportunity, increasing and improving opportunities for training, internships, job placement, entrepreneurship, and independent contracts/vendor relationships within the sports sector.
Organizations that are working to promote equity and positive change in areas such as education, juvenile justice, food insecurity, housing and homelessness, environmental justice and climate change, civil rights, health and wellness, and community safety.
Photo: Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee