Super Bowl 50 brings much more than football to the San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout the weeks preceding the game, more than 30 charitable activities and community outreach events will enrich the community and provide lasting legacies.
Super Bowl Week activities include the announcement of the annual Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide winner, NFL PLAY 60 activities, and a series of community projects made possible by millions of dollars in NFL Foundation Super Bowl Legacy Grants and the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee.
During the week, the NFL and Verizon will host an Unsung Heroes luncheon for volunteers and employees at local domestic violence and sexual assault prevention organizations and shelters. The league is also working with local organizations on social issues including human trafficking and homelessness, providing financial grants to address these issues in the Bay Area.
The following are just some of the ways the NFL and Super Bowl 50 will positively impact the community. Player names will be added in the coming weeks in media advisories.
NFL EXPERIENCE DRIVEN BY HYUNDAI
NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai – pro football’s interactive theme park – will be held in the Bay Area for the first time, offering fans a unique chance to get involved in the festivities surrounding Super Bowl 50.
Celebrating the history of the game and electrifying atmosphere of Super Bowl 50, the Moscone Center in San Francisco (747 Howard St.) will be home to the 23rd edition of NFL Experience, which will be open to the public from Saturday, Jan. 30 – Sunday, Feb. 7.
The event provides visitors of all ages an opportunity to test their football skills in a variety of interactive attractions, meet current and former players, learn the history of the game, and get up close with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Located in one of the tech capitals of the world, NFL Experience features innovative technology and interactive exhibits. Highlights of how technology will be integrated into NFL Experience include: live game action viewing using virtual reality technology, immersive digital experiences for social media and an expanded Hall of Fame exhibit with customizable 3D sharable imagery.
Tickets to NFL Experience are $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at SUPERBOWL.com. Beginning Jan. 30, opening day of NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai, fans can purchase tickets at NFL Experience Box Office located in the Moscone Center’s west building. Tickets sold at NFL Experience box office will go on sale two hours before opening daily. For more information and to find out about special family packages available online only, visit SuperBowl.com. Tickets purchased online are subject to a Ticketmaster service charge.
2016 NFL Experience Schedule of Events (subject to change):
Saturday, January 30: General Public 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, January 31: General Public 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, February 1: General Public 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tuesday, February 2: General Public 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3: General Public 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday, February 4: General Public 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, February 5: General Public 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 6: General Public 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, February 7: General Public 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
NFL Experience’s complete schedule of events, attractions, digital fan experience and more will be posted on SuperBowl.com. Fans are encouraged to follow @SuperBowl and tag their posts and photos using hashtag #SB50. For exclusive access to NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai and other Super Bowl events, fans can visit NFL.com/FanMobilePass to download Fan Mobile Pass.
SUPER BOWL CITY PRESENTED BY VERIZON
Super Bowl City presented by Verizon is the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee’s free public fan village designed to celebrate the milestone Super Bowl 50. Located in Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, Super Bowl City will showcase the best the Bay Area has to offer with interactive games and activities that highlight the region’s technological prowess, culinary excellence and cultural diversity, as well as celebrate Super Bowl 50 and the Bay Area’s place in professional football history. Along with the NFL Experience and the 50th Mile, it will be the hub of fan activities for Super Bowl 50 from Saturday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 7. Event highlights include the Fan Energy Zone powered by SAP with interactive, digitally-immersive games and the City Stage presented Levi’s featuring live musical and performing arts entertainment.
PLAY 60, PLAY ON POWERED BY PLAYWORKS IN SUPER BOWL CITY
PLAY 60, Play On powered by Playworks will provide hundreds of children from local Bay Area schools the chance to get sixty minutes of physical activity playing football-themed games that promote positive social values, higher self esteem, and a healthy lifestyle. The program will occur daily in Super Bowl City at Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco Saturday, Jan. 30–Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.each day, PLAY 60, Play On is an initiative of the NFL Foundation and the 50 Fund.
50 FUND PLAYMAKER PARTY SPONSORD BY LEVI’S®
As a partner of 50 Fund’s Playmaker grant program, Levi’s® brand will host the 50 individual Playmakers and their affiliated charities, including the five “Rookie Playmakers drafted by Levi’s® brand”, for a private reception to celebrate their achievements on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 3-5:30 p.m.at Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco.
NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SUPER BOWL POWERED BY USA FOOTBALL
NFL FLAG Championships at Super Bowl powered by USA Football will be held Sunday, Jan. 31 from10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 1 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thirty-two teams from across the country – eight regional champions in four divisions – will compete and each will represent a different NFL club. Divisions include 9-10 coed, 11-12 coed, 13-14 boys and 13-14 girls.
The Jan. 31 pool play games will take place at the Beach Chalet Soccer Fields in Golden Gate Park (1500 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco). Each division’s National Championship game will be played on Feb. 1 at NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai at the Moscone Center. NFL Players and legends will serve as guest coaches, encouraging the teams as they compete for the national title. Nickelodeon will broadcast the NFL FLAG Championships on February 6 at 6 PM ET and it will be simulcast on Nicktoons.
NFL FLAG powered by USA Football promotes physical fitness and teaches the sport’s values and life skills on and off the field to nearly 250,000 young people. A non-contact version of traditional football offered for boys and girls ages 5-17 in cities across the country, NFL FLAG emphasizes fun, safety, teamwork, self-esteem, discipline and goal-setting. USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States.
THE RE(A)D ZONE FAMILY LITERACY CELEBRATION AND PARTNER ‘THANK YOU’ PARTY
Celebrating the families, supporters, and partners of 50 Fund’s signature early literacy initiative, The Re(a)d Zone Family Literacy Celebration at Children’s Fairyland (699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, Calif., 94610) will bring together 1,000 families for a daylong of literacy event with celebrity story hour, a cooking demonstration with a White House chef, and children’s musical guests at America’s oldest storybook-themed park on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The day concludes with a Partner ‘Thank You’ Party from 4:30 – 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater (1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, Calif., 94612) to acknowledge the staff of The Re(a)d Zone’s grantees, community partners, and corporate supporters and to announce new early literacy investments for Summer 2016 and beyond.
ON THE FIFTY – A CHARITABLE DINING EXPERIENCE
The NFL and NFL Foundation teamed with world-renowned chef MICHAEL MINA, founder of MINA Group, to create On the Fifty – A Charitable Dining Experience restaurant at RN74 (301 Mission St., San Francisco). The restaurant will be open Monday, Feb. 1 – Sunday, Feb. 7 for lunch and dinner service.
On The Fifty will also showcase autographed memorabilia available for purchase onsite, current and former NFL player appearances and more. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on a number of unique NFL memorabilia and special experiential auction items on NFLAuction.NFL.com/OnTheFifty. Money collected from sales of items, along with a portion of Super Bowl 50 restaurant proceeds, will support NFL Foundation charities.
KABOOM! PLAYGROUND BUILD
In Celebration of Super Bowl 50, more than 200 volunteers from the NFL, LifeSTEPS, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara, ESPN, and Disney will join organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the San Jose community on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. to give area kids the play-filled childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Blossom River Apartments(1000 Blossom River Way, San Jose, Calif.). The playground is based on the kids’ drawings from a special Design Day event in December.
NFL PLAY 60 CHALLENGE SCHOOL VISIT
NFL players will visit Maya Lin School on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 9-11:30 a.m. to reward them for successfully completing the Super Bowl 50 edition of the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge. The NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, developed in conjunction with the American Heart Association, is the primary in-school curriculum for NFL PLAY 60. Fifth-grade students at Maya Lin School successfully completed the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, a Super Bowl program that taught students the importance of getting 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Maya Lin School will also receive a $2,500 NFL PLAY 60 grant from the NFL and American Heart Association to be used to support the school’s health and fitness education efforts.
More than 12,000 fourth and fifth graders from San Francisco counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano registered for the Challenge in the months leading up to Super Bowl. The schools that successfully completed the Challenge are invited to NFL PLAY 60 Kids Day at NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai, on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
NFL PLAY 60 CHARACTER CAMP
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the NFL will host a free Character Camp on the field at NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai, at 10 a.m. before NFL Experience is open to the public. The event will include 300 predominantly-Hispanic youth from the greater Bay area. The non-contact football camp will be led by Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle ANTHONY MUÑOZ.
The NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps program is a partnership between the NFL and the Muñoz Agency. The mission of the camps are to make a positive impact on youth through teaching football skills, emphasizing exercise, and reinforcing the importance of character in athletics and life. The camp is part of a series of NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps hosted as part of the NFL’s year-round Hispanic outreach initiative, focused on offering youth opportunities to play and experience the game of football. Since the inception of NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps in 2012, 50 camps have been held impacting more than 15,000 youth across the country.
SUPER BOWL HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL SCREENING
On Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Super Bowl 50 Media Center Presented by Microsoft (Moscone Center West, 747 Howard St., Press Conference Room B) the NFL will preview NFL Films’ one-hour Super Bowl special “Super Bowl 50: Before They Were Pros” which will air on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. ET kicking off CBS’ Super Bowl Sunday pregame show.
Through the lens of Super Bowl 50 and the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll, we showcase the impact of high school football across America. In “Super Bowl 50: Before They Were Pros” we follow NFL players and Legends who have made it to the pinnacle of their sport as they go back to the communities that helped shape them into men of high character. NFL Films follows these players to capture the lessons that the game of football has taught them by highlighting stories of family, resiliency, teamwork and mentorship. NFL players featured in the show will be available for interviews following the screening.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS SKILLS AND DRILLS
The NFL, Special Olympics of Northern California and the San Francisco 49ers will host a Special Olympic Skills and Drills Clinic, and Flag Football scrimmage Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 5-8 p.m. at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, Calif. (100 Skyway Dr #130, San Jose, CA 95111). Special Olympics Northern California will announce flag football will become its 12th sport beginning fall of 2016.
NFL PLAY 60 KIDS’ DAY AT NFL EXPERIENCE
NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day gives more than 2,000 local children the opportunity to spend time with NFL players at the NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai at the Moscone Center (747 Howard St.), onWednesday, Feb 3, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Local Bay Area children will take part in the excitement of Super Bowl Week alongside NFL players.
Kids will learn more about the importance of healthy living during Kids’ Day as part of NFL PLAY 60, aimed at helping youngsters get 60 minutes of exercise each day. Classrooms earned their invite to Kids’ Day by completing the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, in partnership with the American Heart Association, in the months leading up to Super Bowl. Additional Kids’ Day invitees include Make-a-Wish recipients and their families, as well as Special Olympians, who will host unified flag football games for all Kids’ Day participants to join.
As part of their Kids’ Day experience, local children will participate in interactive PLAY 60 fitness activities and take part in games including Punt, Pass & Kick, speed and mobility drills, quarterback challenge games, and extra point kicking stations.
This year’s ‘NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid,’ MARLO MOSLEY, a Bay Area native, will be a special guest at Kids’ Day. Mosley’s entry video on how she ‘plays 60,’ keeps fit and eats right was selected from thousands of entries into this year’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Bowl Contest. Learn more about the contest atNFLRUSH.com/superkid.
SUPER BOWL 50 BUSINESS CONNECT CELEBRATION
The NFL and the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee will host “A Celebration of Business Connect: Teamwork. Success. Legacy.” event on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at The Bently Reserve (301 Battery Street, San Francisco). The event is a celebration of the Super Bowl 50 Business Connect program recognizing the success of the endeavor in the Bay Area and spotlighting local businesses that have grown and thrived under the tutelage of the program’s professional development initiatives.
More than 400 Bay Area businesses in 60 vendor categories participated in the Business Connect program, which is designed to create Super Bowl 50 contracting opportunities for local, experienced and diverse business owners. To qualify for participation in Business Connect, businesses must be 51 percent owned by a minority, woman, disabled veteran, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender individual or business. The Celebration of Business Connect is a ticketed event for participating business owners. Networking reception will precede and follow the formal program.
THE PURPOSE OF SPORT SYMPOSIUM SPONSORED BY IN/PACT
The Purpose of Sport sponsored by in/PACT, on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 8-10 a.m. at 50 Club (Crystal Jade Jiang Nan, 4 Embarcadero Center #1, San Francisco), will explore the role of purpose in building successful organizations for the 21st century, the detail around the Host Committee’s purpose driven strategy and how brands are engaging with fans and activating their purpose through sport. The program features a keynote by Jim Stengel, President/CEO of The Jim Stengel Company, LLC, author of How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies, speaker with the Washington Speakers Bureau®, and adjunct professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
NFL FAMILY FOOTBALL CLINIC
Presented by NFL Player Engagement, boys and girls ages 6 – 12 are invited to participate in fun football activities with their parent or guardian on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the NFL Experience Youth Field in the Moscone Center. Kids and parents will learn how fun it is to PLAY 60 and create new football memories as a family. Within each football activity, kids and their parents will participate in an exercise designed to foster engagement and relationship building among family members. Special guest NFL players will help lead the activities and will share how they create family football memories with their kids. Player media availability will take place at 10:15 a.m., and the clinic will begin at 10:30 a.m.
SUPER BOWL LEGACY GRANT EVENT
The NFL seeks to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl host city with a Super Bowl Legacy Grant donation. This year, the NFL Foundation provided a $1 million grant to the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee via the 50 Fund to support a new Super Bowl 50 initiative for Bay Area youth and communities called PLAY 60, Play On. The NFL Foundation and 50 Fund, which matched the $1 million contribution for a total of $2 million, have partnered with KaBOOM!, Playworks and UNICEF Kid Power to develop this program which brings the nation’s best play initiatives together for Super Bowl 50 with charitable projects revolving around the goal of PLAY 60 – helping kids get active for 60 minutes a day.
PLAY 60, Play On features a three-part platform – Where We Play, How We Play and Why We Play – and includes a community grants program with KaBOOM! to turn every day spaces into places for play, a series of play extravaganzas and youth worker trainings, the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, and UNICEF Kid Power, a new 30-day program that helps kids get active and save lives. The campaign will help reach tens of thousands of Bay Area kids and young adults throughout the nine-county region, while also impacting children around the globe.
On Thursday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m., NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL and Super Bowl 50 Host Committee President & CEO KEITH BRUCE amongst others will take part in the Super Bowl Legacy Grant press conference at Malcolm X Academy Elementary School (350 Harbor Rd.) in San Francisco. Prior to the press conference, students will participate in football-themed group games led by Playworks, beginning at 10 a.m. Students will also participate in the UNICEF Kid Power as part of the grant initiative, which includes the world’s first Wearable-for-Good™ band, allowing kids to help save the lives of severely malnourished children around the world while getting active themselves and earning points to unlock therapeutic food packets. At 11:30 a.m., attendees will participate in a park clean-up initiative and Imagination Playground activation at Community Youth Park (245 W. Point Rd.) which is located next to the school. Volunteers will help transform an overgrown picnic area into a family-friendly zone encouraging fitness and imaginative play. This historic park will undergo a community-led refurbishment later this year.
The 50 Fund (50fund.org) is a 501(c)(3) created by the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to carry out the charitable legacy work done annually by the NFL Foundation and the local Host Committee.
NFL PLAYER CARE FOUNDATION SCREENINGS
On Thursday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 5, the NFL Player Care Foundation (PCF), supported by the NFL Alumni Association, are proud to partner with one of the nation’s premier medical providers, Tulane University School of Medicine, to conduct its annual Super Bowl Healthy Body and Mind Screening program. This complimentary national program is open to all former NFL players and includes private and confidential cardiovascular and prostate screenings and mental health resources and education.
NFL Player Care Foundation screenings are offered as part of PCF’s research programs, which help to advance public awareness and scientific understanding of health issues that affect former NFL players. The screening will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O’Farrell St., 4th Floor) from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The PCF is an independent foundation created in 2007 by a partnership between NFL owners, the NFL Players Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the NFL Alumni Association. Since its inception, the organization has screened more than 3,000 retired NFL players and provided over $9 million in emergency financial assistance. For more information, visit nflplayercare.com.
Through the assistance of the NFL, Make-A-Wish will grant the wishes of 13 children to attend Super Bowl 50. Attending the Super Bowl continues to be a wish that transcends generations: every year since 1982, one or more wish kids has wished to attend the big game.
This year, the children and their families will arrive in San Francisco on Thursday, Feb. 4 for a welcome reception. Wish children and their families will participate in several other activities related to the Super Bowl and will attend the game at Levi’s Stadium through the support of the NFL and other organizations.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.
WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR PRESS CONFERENCE
The three finalists for the 2015 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide will be made available to media at a press conference Friday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Super Bowl 50 Media Center Presented by Microsoft (Moscone Center West, 747 Howard St.,Press Conference Room C).
The winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award Presented by Nationwide will be announced at the NFL Honors Award Show on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.
DON SHULA NFL HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR PRESS CONFERENCE
The winner of the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award will be made available to media at a press conference Friday, Feb. 5 at 11:15 a.m. at the Super Bowl 50 Media Center Presented by Microsoft (Moscone Center West, 747 Howard St, Press Conference Room C).
This award was created in 2010 to honor exemplary football coaches at the high school level that display the integrity, achievement, and leadership demonstrated Shula. The national Shula Award winner will receive $25,000 from the NFL Foundation and attend the Super Bowl.
21st ANNUAL REBUILDING TOGETHER “KICKOFF TO REBUILD”
On Friday, Feb. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in conjunction with Super Bowl 50, Rebuilding Together – a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing – and its local affiliate Rebuilding Together San Francisco, will join together for its 21st annual Kickoff to Rebuild project, presented by Lowe’s, in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. This year’s event will be the culmination of a series of projects across the Bay Area by five Rebuilding Together affiliates. This effort is made possible through the generous support of the event’s national and local partners, including lead partner Lowe’s, as well as CBRE, Bose, Bridgestone and Swinerton Builders.
For 21 years, Rebuilding Together has partnered with the NFL in Super Bowl cities across the country, rebuilding houses and bringing together neighborhoods. Together, we have repaired 112 homes and engaged more than 3,700 volunteers. This year, with more than a hundred volunteers from corporate and community partners, it will provide six low-income families with home repairs, restore a community shelter and revitalize the Bay Area community.
Rebuilding Together’s work in the Bay Area goes beyond making homes safe and healthy. As one of the most expensive housing markets in the country, affordable housing options are disappearing rapidly. Rebuilding Together’s efforts both through its Bay Area affiliates and Kickoff to Rebuild helps revitalize communities and keeps people in their homes, helping to preserve intergenerational wealth and ensuring families, neighbors and communities remain together.
Profiles of the homeowner stories are available upon request. Media are invited to tours of the project at 1573 Quesada Ave.; interviews will be available with homeowners, corporate sponsor volunteers and Rebuilding Together local and national staff.
NFL FOUNDATION BOWLING TOURNAMENT
The 10th annual NFL Foundation Bowling Tournament, presented by GoBowling.com, the top online destination for bowling fans, will take place on Friday, Feb. 5 from 4 – 9 p.m. at Lucky Strike San Francisco (200 King St.). The tournament is partnering with the NFL Legends Community to celebrate Super Bowl 50.
Teams of amateur bowlers will be captained by NFL Legends, Super Bowl MVPs and Pro Football Hall of Famers. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NFL Foundation to support NFL Legends’ philanthropic initiatives, including the Player Care Foundation. Celebrity captains entered thus far include are GoBowling.com spokesman ED “TOO TALL” JONES along with JOIQUE BELL, ELVIN BETHEA, JB BROWN, MARK CLAYTON, GARRY COBB, DONOVIN DARIUS, DERMONTTI DAWSON, PARNELL DICKINSON, WARRICK DUNN, CARL ELLER AHMAN GREEN, RODNEY HAMPTON, THOMAS HENDERSON, ROCKET ISMAIL, KENT KRAMER, FLOYD LITTLE, CURTIS MCGRIFF, TOM NOWATZKE, JONATHAN OGDEN, JOHN RANDLE, MIKE RUCKER, SCOTT TURNER and LEONARD WHELER..
Entry fees include a $3,500 contribution to the NFL Foundation for a bowling team of four and $250 for a non-bowling spectator.
SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION
The 17th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will take place on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre (2025 Broadway, Oakland, Calif.). The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration brings together Super Bowl champions and Pro Bowl players with Grammy Award-winning contemporary Christian, gospel and mainstream artists all on one stage. The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration also gives back to the community. Each year, the event identifies a charity to donate a portion of its proceeds.
For more information visit superbowlgospel.com
The following is a sampling of events planned for service members and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area during Super Bowl Week:
- Active Duty Servicemembers and their families invited by the NFL, USO and USAA will attend a Military Breakfast only breakfast Saturday, Feb 6. Former/current players will be in attendance. Attendees will also be provided with complimentary admittance to NFL Experience.
- USAA is creating a ‘Military Lounge’ within NFL Experience Saturday Feb. 6 – an exclusive area for current and former military members and their families to enjoy complimentary food and beverage, games, player meet and greets, and more.
- The NFL and USAA will recognize the winner of the 2015 Salute to Service Award presented by USAA at the 5th Annual NFL Honors awards show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 6, the night before Super Bowl 50. Created in 2011, the Salute to Service Award acknowledges the members of the NFL for their exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community and their families.
NFL FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
NFL Legends, Super Bowl MVPs and Pro Football Hall of Famers will lead the field of golfers for the 30th Annual NFL Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 6 starting at 8:00 a.m. at Half Moon Bay Golf Links in Half Moon Bay, Calif. The tournament is partnering with the NFL Legends Community to celebrate Super Bowl 50 and to host an 18-hole tournament on the internationally-renowned courses.
Teams of amateur golfers will be captained by NFL Legends in 18-hole team scramble events to be played on both the Old and Ocean courses at Half Moon Bay. The celebrity captains scheduled to participate are JB BROWN, JOIQUE BELL, ELVIN BETHEA, MARK CLAYTON, GARRY COBB, PARNELL DICKINSON, DONNIE EDWARDS, CARL ELLER, AHMAN GREEN, RODNEY HAMPTON, THOMAS HENDERSON, D’QWELL JACKSON, DEXTER JACKSON, JEFF JANIS, ED JONES, KENT KRAMER, KWAMIE LASSITER, CURTIS MCGRIFF, NAT MOORE, TOM NOWATZKE, JONATHAN OGDEN, JOHN RANDLE, WILL SHIELDS, DARRIN SMITH, MACK STRONG, JIM TAYLOR, SCOTT TURNER and PAUL WARFIELD. Additionally, NFL Legends’ Community Directors and Coordinators that serve as ambassadors across the country will also be in attendance and facilitating the tournament.
Hospitality golf packages are open to the general public, with a tournament entry donation of $10,000 per team (teams of three paired with a NFL Legend) benefiting the NFL Foundation and NFL Player Care Foundation.
SUPER BOWL BREAKFAST
The 2016 Super Bowl Breakfast will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Union Square (333 O’Farrell St., San Francisco). The breakfast will feature the presentation of the Bart Starr Award, presented by Super Bowl Champion Coach, Tony Dungy. The award, voted on by NFL players, honors outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.
In addition to Tony Dungy and the 2016 Award winner, the program will include TIM BROWN, former Oakland Raiders wide receiver, MIKE DITKA, NFL Analyst-ESPN and former NFL coach, BRENT JONES, three-time Super Bowl Champion, JERRY KRAMER, former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman, ROGER STAUBACH, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and BENJAMIN WATSON, New Orleans Saints tight end.
NFLPA SMOCKS & JOCKS
On Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Bistro Boudin (160 Jefferson St.) the NFL Players Association will hold its annual art auction and jazz brunch, supporting the Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund and a local arts charity. Artwork from active and former players and others connected to professional football will be auctioned as part of the charity event.
TROUPE21’S 16TH ANNUAL PLAYER NETWORKING EVENT™
The 16th Annual Player Networking Event™ (PNE) will place Saturday, Feb. 6 from Noon – 6 p.m. at San Jose State University’s Student Union (211 S 9th St., San Jose). Current and former NFL players will be in attendance to network with the corporate community and connect to career transition resources. PNE is a collaboration of over 50 organizations committed to helping players prepare for life after football through various post-event opportunities (e.g. group counseling, career coaching, mentoring, job shadowing, internships, entrepreneurial training, franchising, employment, etc).
For more information, visit pneinfo.com or follow @NFLPNE on Twitter.
TASTE OF THE NFL
Taste of the NFL (TNFL) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising awareness and funds for hunger relief organizations in the 32 NFL cities and across the country. Proudly celebrating its 25th anniversary at Super Bowl 50, the organization conducts national and local fundraising events throughout the year, culminating in the annual Party with a Purpose® on Super Bowl Eve. Since its inception, Taste of the NFL has raised more than $24 million, which has provided more than 192 million meals for Americans. All proceeds raised are donated directly to local and national food banks in each of the 32 NFL cities.
This season’s Party with a Purpose® will be held at the legendary Cow Palace (2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City, Calif.) on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 7-11 p.m. This star-studded fundraising event celebrates two of America’s favorite pastimes—food and football—by bringing together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, celebrities, NFL players, coaches, legends, and more, all to support the fight against hunger. James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef and author ANDREW ZIMMERNis the Culinary Host for this year’s Party with a Purpose®.
Other special guests and supporters for the evening include actress and philanthropist ALYSSA MILANO, comedian LARRY THE CABLE GUY, singer-songwriter NICK LACHEY, TV personality and culinary host ADAM RICHMAN, Miss America 2016 BETTY CANTRELL, JOEY FAUGNO and MAURO CASTANO from TLC’s television show “Cake Boss,” FOX Sports Broadcaster DARYL JOHNSTON, Super Bowl XLVII Champion MATT BIRK, Super Bowl 1 Kansas City Chiefs player BOBBY BELL, and Super Bowl 1 Green Bay Packers player DONNY ANDERSON.
Follow @TasteoftheNFL on Instagram and Twitter as they #KickHunger this season, or visit Taste of the NFL on Facebook at facebook.com/TasteoftheNFL.
SUPER BOWL 50 ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM
The NFL and the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee teamed to develop a series of initiatives reducing environmental impact of Super Bowl activities and to leave a “green” legacy throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Super Bowl 50 Urban Forestry Project: In January, throughout the weeks leading up to Super Bowl 50, NFL Environmental program and Verizon joined forces in several of these projects including the Super Bowl 50 Urban Forestry Project and a public E-Waste Recycling Rally. Hundreds of trees were planted in parks, playgrounds, schoolyards and other public spaces. A large-scale reforestation project, in partnership with American Forests and Verizon, will plant 28,000 trees in the Sierra Nevadas – many of these trees will restore the watershed area that provides drinking water for the entire San Francisco Bay area.
Food Recovery: The NFL and Host Committee are teaming with a coalition of nearly a dozen food banks and food recovery organizations to recover prepared food from kitchens and minimize food waste. Prepared food will be distributed to soup kitchens and community centers throughout the Bay area. There will be an intensive drive to collect and donate everything left over from Super Bowl 50 events. Building material, décor, fabric, carpeting and sign materials will be donated to local organizations that can reuse, repurpose or remanufacture the material. This project keeps material out of local landfills and also turns this material into valuable items for resale or reuse.
Renewable Energy Project: In partnership with PG&E, much of the energy to power Super Bowl 50 related activities will be renewably generated. Gen 4 temporary power generators used in Super Bowl City will run on Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel. Where renewable power is not feasible, renewable energy credits (RECs) will be utilized to reduce greenhouse gas impact. Travel emissions for Super Bowl teams and officials are being offset in partnership with TerraPass. TerraPass will also provide RECs where needed to offset emissions from other venues including Levi’s Stadium, site of Super Bowl 50. TerraPass works with businesses and individuals to create sustainable solutions to fight climate change. TerraPass helps customers determine and mitigate their environmental footprint through carbon offsets, renewable energy, and water restoration certificates.
The Play Your Part Campaign (Saturday, Jan. 30 – Sunday, Feb. 7) – The Play Your Part online campaign is collaboration between the Host Committee, 50 Fund, in/PACT and Citizen Group focused on engaging with fans and inspiring them to personally contribute towards the Host Committee’s goal of delivering Super Bowl 50 as a “Net Positive” event. As a reward for Net Positive behavior, the 50 Fund will enable fans to decide how $200 000 from the Sustainable Environments Game Changer Grant is allocated amongst Bay Area environmental nonprofits, as well as providing fans a chance to win one of nine daily Super Bowl 50 related prizes including tickets to The Big Game.
Enhanced Transportation (Saturday, Jan. 30 – Sunday, Feb. 7) – Host Committee is working with regional transportation agencies to enhance public transit during Super Bowl week (Jan. 30 – Feb. 8). This will include additional service on WETA and GGB Ferry, and BART and Muni. Super Bowl 50-branded Clipper cars help promote the use of public transit via the Host Committee’s partnership with the MTC. On Super Bowl Sunday, the Host Committee has coordinated a special ‘SB 50’ pass with VTA and Caltrain to ensure that public transit remains a viable option to get to Levi’s stadium.
The Super Bowl 50 Fan Express and Car (Sunday, Feb. 7) – The Super Bowl 50 Fan Express and Car Share, the Host Committee’s Fan Express motor coach program, will provide fans with convenient, sustainable transport to Levi’s stadium on gameday. Pick-up points will be spread throughout the Bay Area and will include buses being utilized are locally based running on Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel.