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Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee and NFL officials Thursday celebrated 56 organizations that have been awarded grants through the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program’s “Champions Live Here” initiative.

Awardees include Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Alliance for Children’s Rights, Angel CitySports, Food Forward, Homeboy Industries, Kedren Health, L.A. Conservation Corps, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, Sisters of Watts, Urban Scholar Academy and more.

Each organization was chosen for their work in the community, including youth development, job and economic opportunities and social justice. Each received a $10,000 grant and a professionally produced video spotlighting their organization. Six of the chosen organizations received an additional $40,000 for a total grant award of $50,000.

A total of $2 million was distributed, funded by the NFL Foundation, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, the LA84 Foundation and the Play Equity Program.

All 56 organizations were recognized at a celebration in SoFi Stadium with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Los Angeles Rams Owner Stan Kroenke, Los Angeles Chargers Owner Dean Spanos, Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Casey Wasserman, Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Kathryn Schloessman, LA84 Foundation President & CEO Renata Simril and L.A. County Department of Parks & Recreation Director, Norma García-González.

“The Super LVI Legacy Program is another great example of the tangible benefits that major events bring to our region,” Schloessman said. “Over the past year, we have been able to use the spotlight of Super Bowl LVI to showcase 56 unsung hero organizations and the tremendous work they are doing in our community.”

Officials Thursday also unveiled the Mobile Play Program: Park On The Move, a partnershiop between NFL, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, the LA84 Foundation, the County Department of Parks & Recreation, the Play Equity Fund and Playworks. The program will bring outdoor activities to neighborhoods in Los Angeles that lack park and recreation space.

“This partnership will bring play and sports to neighborhoods where kids don’t have the chance to play, to address the Play Equity gap and make these young lives better. That’s the real legacy of Super Bowl LVI,” Simril said.

A full list of organizations that received grants is available at bit.ly/3Bc1iPN.

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