NFL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS HOST MORE THAN 40 SUPER BOWL XLII COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS IN PHOENIX AREA
NEW YORK - Super Bowl XLII brings much more than football to Phoenix area residents. Throughout the week preceding the game, more than 40 charitable activities and community outreach programs will enliven and enrich the community and provide lasting legacies. The week's activities will also include the announcement of the annual Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award and a celebration of the positive impact of the NFL Youth Education Town initiative.
The following are just some of the ways the NFL and Super Bowl XLII will benefit the host community:
During Super Bowl week, many NFL players will volunteer their time to go out into the community to spread good cheer, gifts and positive messages. A list of dates, times and locations of these player visits with brief descriptions will be distributed to media each day.
"SUPER BOWL XLII PLAYBOOK FOR SMALL BUSINESS" FOUR WORKSHOPS FOR MINORITY AND FEMALE BUSINESS OWNERS
The NFL has partnered with Sprint and several Phoenix area business development agencies to deliver a series of business workshops designed to educate, engage and empower the owners of Phoenix's booming minority and women-owned small business community.
These educational and networking opportunities offer local business owners free professional development forums and are being held throughout the Phoenix area during December and January. Members of the Super Bowl XLII Small Business Alliance have taken turns hosting the workshops and providing curriculum, speakers, staff and volunteers at each program.
The first three workshops focused on women helping women in business; multicultural marketing; and creating, promoting and protecting brands online.
The fourth workshop, "Communication, Technology & Innovation," will focus on how to use technology to gain a competitive edge and key strategies that every small business can apply to increase its bottom line. The event will be hosted by the Arizona Minority Business Enterprise Center and will be held on Thursday, January 24 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Glendale Civic Center.
For more information about the Playbook for Small Business, please contact Clare Graff at 212-450-2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPER BOWL XLII ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM
The NFL Environmental Program has developed a series of initiatives to minimize the impact of Super Bowl activities on the local and global environment. Environmental projects are executed in partnership with the Arizona Super Bowl XLII Host Committee and local, state and national organizations. These initiatives include:
Solid Waste Management/Recycling - Comprehensive solid waste management will be implemented at major NFL event facilities. This project diverts waste from local landfills through recycling and reusing potential waste materials. Targeted sites include University of Phoenix Stadium, the NFL Experience football theme park, and the Super Bowl XLII Media Center.
Prepared Food Recovery - Extra prepared food from Super Bowl events will be collected for donation in partnership with Waste Not, a local food recovery organization, with support from other major food banks in the area. Food recovered through this effort will go to soup kitchens, shelters and other local organizations that provide meals to people in need.
Materials Donation - Decorative materials, building materials, office supplies and other reusable items will be recovered and donated to local nonprofit organizations. Some materials are appropriate for reuse while others will be used as fundraising auction items. The local United Way chapter is arranging for distribution of these items to regional nonprofits. A local company, Dircks Moving, is supplying collection and storage services for all donated materials following Super Bowl events.
Sports Equipment and Book Donation Project- The Super Kids-Super Sharing Sports Equipment and Book Donation project was developed in partnership with the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) and more than 50 schools in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Students will bring usable items to their schools in January. These items will be collected and donated to schools and youth organizations throughout the area.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction/Renewable Energy - Renewable energy will be used at the University of Phoenix Stadium, site of Super Bowl XLII, and the NFL Experience Football Theme Park located nearby. Salt River Project, the local utility company, is providing the power from renewable energy projects in Arizona and California. Energy sources include wind, solar, geothermal and landfill gas.
Reforestation Projects - Several thousand tree seedlings will be planted as part of the NFL's overall greening program. Two large reforestation projects have been developed at the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and the nearby White Mountain Apache Reservation. Both of these areas were devastated by wildfires five years ago. Local partners include the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Salt River Project (SRP), the US Forest Service, Home Depot Foundation, the Arizona State Foresters Office, and RBF Consulting, a local environmental engineering firm.
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NFL FLAG FOOTBALL SUPER BOWL CLINICS
More than 2,000 children from local youth football programs and community youth agencies will learn flag football fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork from current and former NFL players as well as local youth coaches and staff from the Arizona Cardinals, NFL Youth Football and the Super Bowl XLII Host Committee. The clinics will be held as follows:
Saturday, January 26: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Reach 11 Sports Complex; 2425 E. Deer Valley, Phoenix Sunday, January 27: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Snedigar Sports Complex; 4500 South Alma School Rd, Chandler
For more information, please contact Clare Graff at 212-450-2435 or email@example.com.
THE NFL EXPERIENCE BUILT BY THE HOME DEPOT
The NFL and the Home Depot will team up to present the most exciting continuous event surrounding Super Bowl XLII- The NFL Experience Built by the Home Depot, from January 26-27 and January 31-February 3, next to University of Phoenix stadium. The NFL Experience is open to Super Bowl XLII ticket holders only on Sunday, February 3. This is the second time the event will take place in the Phoenix area in its 17-year history. The interactive theme park, which precedes the Super Bowl each year, features more than 50 football-related games, displays and entertainment attractions.
Visitors can test their running, passing, kicking and punting skills by participating in a variety of fun interactive attractions including "Quarterback Challenge," a passing accuracy game and "Fair Catch," a punt reception game. Additionally, fans can partake in state-of-the-art football video game systems, dress like their favorite football heroes in "Gear Up and Go!" and take part in various youth football, referee and Football 101 clinics.
As many as 50 NFL players will be available to meet fans and sign free autographs at the Topps Super Bowl XLII Card Show, the largest football card exhibit ever that features displays from leading manufacturers, including rare collectibles. Call 1-888-NFL-CARD for a daily appearance schedule.
Kids ages 8-12 will get to work on football skills and more as part of NFL Youth Football's clinics, held daily at the NFL Experience. Clinics include NFL FLAG, NFL Youth Officiating, and USA Football clinics on January 31-February 2, NFL Pepsi Punt Pass and Kick clinics on February 1-2, and a NFL FLAG Girls Clinic on February 2. A Special Olympics Youth Football Clinic will be held on January 31 and a 3-A-Day clinic will take place on February 2.
Fans also will get the chance to learn more about NFLRUSH ZONE (NFLRZ), the NFL's new role-playing game for kids, which will feature a giant NFLRZ moonbounce, mascot, games, workshops, screenings and giveaways. Together with NFL PLAY 60, the league's youth health and fitness campaign, NFLRZ will encourage youth health and fitness.
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) initiative. Tickets are $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and under. All games and activities are included with the price of admission.
Tickets to The NFL Experience Built by the Home Depot may be purchased by calling (866) TIX-4NFL (849-4635), online at www.superbowl.com, at the University of Phoenix Stadium Box Office, and at the gate beginning January 26. Fans may stay in the theme park as long as they like, but re-entry is not permitted.
ONE WORLD: ARIZONA
Arizona 5th graders will learn about the differences that make them unique and the similarities that bring them together as part of the NFL's diversity program "One World: Connecting Communities, Cultures, And Classrooms." Ten classes from varying ethnic and racial backgrounds who have been communicating with each other through pen-pal letters will meet for the first time at Betty H. Fairfax School (8225 South 59th Ave, Laveen) on Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m. Together, they will create an artistic depiction of Arizona's diversity with the help of local artist, Martin Moreno. When assembled, the art project will form the shape of the state of Arizona. Once the mural is unveiled, students will have the opportunity to learn more about their pen pals and interact with Jacksonville Jaguars QB DAVID GARRARD and Cleveland Browns DB NICK SORENSEN.
For more information about One World: Arizona, please contact Clare Graff at 212-450-2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFL CHARITIES YOUTH BOWLING CLINIC
On Wednesday, January 30 from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., 30 boys and girls from the Arizona NFL Youth Education Town will be the guests of NFL Charities at a youth bowling clinic, learning the basics of the game.
Professional bowlers will conduct the clinic and provide one-on-one instruction for the youngsters at the AMF Christown Lanes in Phoenix, which is donating its facility as well as lunch.
Each child will receive his own bowling ball, shirt and bag, courtesy of Strike Ten and Reebok.
NFL players, including BENNIE ANDERSON of the Dolphins, JASON BROWN of the Ravens, NATE BURLESON of the Seahawks, MIKE HASS of the Bears, C.J. MOSLEY of the Jets and ALLEN ROSSUM of the Steelers, will bowl with the youngsters during the event.
THE NFL EXPERIENCE BUILT BY THE HOME DEPOT KIDS' DAY
The NFL Experience Built By The Home Depot Kids' Day gives 2,000 local children the opportunity to attend a private session of The NFL Experience, Wednesday, January 30, from 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Kids' Day gives under-served children in the community the chance to take part in the excitement of Super Bowl Week free of charge. NFL players will be on hand to greet the children.
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. Some lucky Phoenix school-children who entered the NFL PLAY 60: Arizona contest will be special guests at Kids' Day. As part of the contest, Arizona students submitted their plans for getting "60 minutes of exercise a day for 60 days."
THE HOME DEPOT NFL NEIGHBORHOOD MVP AWARD CEREMONY
The Home Depot will recognize an NFL player who made a positive impact in his community this year at The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP award ceremony on Wednesday, January 30 at 12:00PM. The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP program celebrates players who are committed to improving the cities where they live and work through charitable programs and contributions.
Finalists for The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP include: ISAAC BRUCE , St. Louis Rams; BRIAN DAWKINS , Philadelphia Eagles; WARRICK DUNN , Atlanta Falcons; JOHN LYNCH , Denver Broncos; JASON TAYLOR , Miami Dolphins; MARCUS TRUFANT , Seattle Seahawks; KURT WARNER , Arizona Cardinals; and ROY WILLIAMS , Dallas Cowboys. The overall winner will be honored at the award ceremony and receive a $25,000 donation to the charity of his choice. The winner was selected through fan votes at homedepot.com/NFL and a Blue Ribbon Panel of judges.
Throughout the 17 weeks of the regular season, The Home Depot associates worked alongside local MVPs and community volunteers to refurbish football fields and build playgrounds at schools and community centers in NFL markets across the country. More than 140,000 children and families were served through this program.
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NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION - READ ACROSS AMERICA
NFL players will provide reading inspiration to students at Excelencia and Maxine O. Bush Elementary Schools in Phoenix to kick off Read Across America, the NEA's year-round literacy campaign. On Wednesday, January 30, NFL players will participate in Read-ins and other school activities and challenges to rev up reading enjoyment and imagination.
For more information, please contact Willis Whalen or Christie Gagnon at 800-372-2000.
NFL PLAY 60 FITNESS EVENTS
As part of NFL PLAY 60, current and former players will be visiting local schools throughout Super Bowl week to encourage children to make healthy choices. Arizona Cardinals QB KURT WARNER will visit Highland Elementary School (3047 E. Adobe, Mesa) on January 29 at 1:00 p.m. as part of the What Moves U fitness program. What Moves U, developed in conjunction with the American Heart Association, is the in-school curriculum for PLAY 60. In addition Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB DERRICK BROOKS and Chicago Bears QB REX GROSSMAN will participate in an NFL Character Breakfast at Clarendon School (1225 W. Clarendon, Phoenix) on Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 a.m. Players will be joined for a special breakfast with 900 children, grades K-6, by Spike, the Host Committee's team captain, and by characters from Nickelodeon and NFLRUSH ZONE, the NFL's new online role-playing game for kids. Players will educate the students about making healthy nutritional choices for every meal of the day and lead students in a fitness activity.
PLAY 60 also will be featured during the Super Bowl, as one lucky kid who took the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge on NFLRUSH.com will be chosen to hand the game ball to the referee before opening kickoff of Super Bowl XLII. As part of the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, kids commit to getting 60 minutes of exercise a day and can set fitness goals and get tips from NFL pros on NFLRUSH.com.
For more information about NFL PLAY 60, please contact Clare Graff at 212-450-2435/917-816-2885 or email@example.com.
WHY NOT SPORTS, INC. SPORTS CAREER EXPO
The Why Not Sports, Inc. 2008-Sports Career Expo is a one-day sports career conference for high school student athletes designed to enlighten them on athletic and non-athletic sports career opportunities. It will be held Thursday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the Herberger Theatre Center in Phoenix and hosted by LEVI JONES of the Cincinnati Bengals. The expo will include a series of workshops, panel discussions, and exhibitors fair. Admission for the event is free to students and the general public. More than 800 students from Phoenix, Glendale, Avondale, Mesa, Chandler, area high schools will attend the event. While there, they will be exposed to professional athletes and sports industry executives including current NFL players such as Jacksonville Jaguars, RB MAURICE JONES-DREW; NY Giants, LB ANTONIO PIERCE; Arizona Cardinals, DE BERTRAND BERRY; Indianapolis Colts, DB ANTOINE BETHEA; and others. Executives participating will be, Simidele Adeagbo, Women's Training Footwear: Nike, Inc.; John Shumate, Regional Manager Marketing: Gatorade; Jerry Horowitz, NFL Youth Football National Coordinator, and others. Sponsors of the 2008 Sports Career Expo are Gatorade, and Frito-Lay.
For more information regarding the Why Not Sports or the Sports Career Expo, please contact Nenette A. Chambliss at 678-471-5064 or www.whynotsports.org.
Through the assistance of the NFL, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America will grant the wishes of 12 children to attend Super Bowl XLII. The children and their families will arrive in Phoenix on Thursday, January 31, where they will be hosted by the Foundation's Arizona chapter for a welcome reception. On Friday, February 1, the children and their families will be guests of the NFL at the NFL Experience Built by the Home Depot. On Sunday, February 3, the children and their family members will attend Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It's the largest wish-granting organization in the world. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 153,000 wishes in the United States since its inception in 1980.
For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit www.wish.org. On-site contact: Melissa Risinger, (602) 330-9325 and Brent Goodrich, (602) 451-4636.
SUPER BRIEFING WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT
NFL Players Association President TROY VINCENT will join a panel of current and retired players along with Arizona education officials in a roundtable discussion on the importance of life-long learning and the role education has played in their success on and off the field. The event will take place at the Sky Song Center at Arizona State University on Thursday, January 31from 10:00-11:30 a.m. The panel discussion can be seen on a webcast streamed live by COX Communications to elementary, middle and high schools throughout the state of Arizona.
For more information, please contact Willis Whalen or Christie Gagnon at 800-372-2000.
NFL YOUTH EDUCATION TOWN (YET)
For more than a decade, the NFL has constructed YET Centers in Super Bowl host cities. The YET program is aimed at positively impacting youth in at-risk neighborhoods. The Arizona NFL Youth Education Town, located in Phoenix, is a legacy of Super Bowl XXX, dedicated in 1996.
Joined by top Phoenix government officials, President of the Arizona Super Bowl XLII Host Committee BOB SULLIVAN, Arizona Cardinals Vice President MICHAEL BIDWILL, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback STEVE YOUNG, and NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL will announce a $1 million NFL gift to the Phoenix's NFL YET Center and celebrate the ways that the center has benefited the surrounding community at a press conference on Thursday, January 31 at 4:00 p.m. at the Arizona NFL Youth Education Town (4848 S. 2nd Street, Phoenix).
The NFL donates more than $1 million toward the YET project annually, which is matched by local private and public donations. The centers are created to offer kids in Super Bowl host cities tutoring, mentors, career training, computer education, and access to sports programs.
This year, funds donated by the NFL and the Arizona Super Bowl XLII Host Committee will be used to fund expansion of the YET Center campus in Phoenix and to support outreach efforts to reach underprivileged families in the community.
The Arizona NFL YET Center is the only YET Center that operates as a full charter school. This school, called NFL YET Academy, serves 1000 local students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
For more information about the NFL YET initiative, please contact Clare Graff at 212-450-2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPER BOWL XLII BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FORUM
The U.S. Small Business Administration will join the NFL to host the Business Leadership Forum, an event that will bring together corporate leaders, up-and- coming business executives, entrepreneurs, and small, minority and women business owners to discuss leadership, winning business strategies and realities of a diverse workplace in America. The forum presents an opportunity for discussions of issues, challenges and opportunities facing today's business leaders.
Keynote speaker Super Bowl XXII MVP DOUG WILLIAMS will join former player and current president of the NFL Players Association TROY VINCENT and local business leaders during a 60-minute exchange of thoughts, perspectives and business strategies. Other panelists include SANDY ABALOS, Enterprising Women Magazine 2007 Enterprising Woman of the Year, and VERNON PARKER, assistant secretary for civil rights at the USDA. A networking reception will precede the forum.
The Diversity Business Forum is on Thursday, January 31 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale. It is a ticketed event.
For more information about the Business Leadership Forum, please contact Clare Graff at 212-450-2435/917-816-2885 or email@example.com.
SUPER BOWL NFL CHARITIES CELEBRITY BOWLING CLASSIC
The third annual Super Bowl NFL Charities Celebrity Bowling Classic will be held on Thursday, January 31 at AMF Christown Lanes in Phoenix at 9:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NFL Youth Education Town initiative.
The Bowling Classic-sponsored by Strike Ten-will have teams of five amateurs bowling three games, each with a different celebrity, including former and current NFL players and members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Prizes will be awarded to members of the top three finishing teams in the bowling classic. Bowlers will receive a commemorative Super Bowl XLII bowling ball and pin and a gift bag of official Super Bowl XLII apparel from Reebok.
For further information on how to enter the tournament contact Nick Nicolosi, tournament director, at 201-489-0049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NFL ALUMNI SUPER BOWL OF GOLF SHOWCASE
The NFL Alumni Super Bowl of Golf Showcase presented by Cadillac will be held Friday, February 1, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. The event features current and former NFL players participating as celebrity captains in a fun-filled and challenging round of golf with great entertainment and hospitality. The Super Bowl of Golf Showcase serves as a major fundraising vehicle for the youth-oriented programs of the NFL Alumni, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization with a mission of Caring for Kids.
For more information or media please contact Amy Glanzman at 800-878-5437, x210.
REBUILDING TOGETHER "KICKOFF TO REBUILD 2008"
Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading non-profit organization preserving affordable homeownership, will celebrate the 13th annual "Kickoff to Rebuild" on Friday, February 1 with a project at the Valley Christian Center at 1326 West Hadley Street in Phoenix. Volunteers, including NFL players, will take part in helping to repair the building starting that morning and a news conference will be held at 1:00 p.m. The event will also focus on repairing the home of a long-time Valley Christian Center volunteer. The 13th annual "Kickoff to Rebuild" event, held in the Super Bowl host city, is a one-day blitz of rehabilitation and renewal for homeowners and non-profits that don't have the means or ability to do the work themselves. This year's will focus on providing energy efficient repairs with support from title sponsor the American Petroleum Institute. NFL officials and players and state and local officials will join Rebuilding Together leaders and volunteers for this project.
For more information on Rebuilding Together, contact Becky Carter at 202-302-1139 or visit www.rebuildingtogether.org.
READesign LIBRARY MAKEOVER
The library at Maie Bartlett Heard Elementary School in Maricopa County will get a new look thanks to the NFL Players Association and The Heart of America's READesign Library Makeover Program. Active and retired players will be on hand to read to the kids - in English and Spanish - as well as participate in the renovation, which includes a donation of 5,000 brand new books, new shelving and furniture, a commemorative mural, and some of the latest technology. Every book donated will contain a bookplate featuring the name of an active NFL player. The READesign will take place on Friday, February 1 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Willis Whalen or Christie Gagnon at 800-372-2000.
NFL ALUMNI PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS DINNER
The NFL Alumni Player of the Year Awards Dinner presented by Cadillac will be held Friday, February 1, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. The event honors the top offensive, defensive and special teams players, as well as the coach of the year. Some of this year's honorees include TOM BRADY, RANDY MOSS, DEVIN HESTER, ANTONIO CROMARTIE and MARIO WILLIAMS. The Player of the Year Awards Dinner serves as a major fundraising vehicle for the youth-oriented programs of the NFL Alumni, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization with a mission of Caring for Kids.
For more information or media, please contact Amy Glanzman at 800-878-5437, x210.
USA FOOTBALL SUPER BOWL OFFICIATING SEMINAR
More than 150 youth, high school and college football officials will gather for a night of officiating education from USA Football, a non-profit organization leading the sport's development on a grassroots level, in conjunction with the NFL and NFL Players Association. Leading the seminar is USA Football Officiating Director Tony Michalek, an NFL umpire since 2002 with playoff experience. The seminar will take place on Friday, February 1 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in Tempe.
For more information, please contact Steve Alic of USA Football at 703-992-8325/703-371-6153 or email@example.com.
THE 2008 SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION PRESENTS AN EVENING OF INSPIRATION
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is back for its ninth year and presents "An Evening of Inspiration" on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Symphony Hall at 225 E. Adams Street.
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is a fusion of inspirational music from the biggest names in Gospel music and soul-stirring testimonies from star NFL players. The 2008 star-studded musical lineup features Pattie Labelle, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, Marvin Winans and surprise guests. More than 40 current and retired players participate in the concert each year. For the first time in its history, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will include a performance by the NFL Players All-Star Choir, which is comprised of musically-talented NFL players.
Tickets prices are $45, $55, $65 and $85 for VIP seating at Ticketmaster. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit NFL YET Centers.
For more information, please contact Melanie Few at 770-980-4925 or visit www.superbowlgospelcelebration.com.
NFL ALUMNI SPORTING CLAYS TEAM CHALLENGE
The NFL Alumni Sporting Clays Team Challenge presented by Cadillac will be held on Saturday, February 2, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Rio Salado Sportsman's Club in Mesa. An unforgettable experience for experts, novices and beginners alike, the event features current and former NFL players participating as celebrity captains in a round of sporting clays at a world-class facility. The Sporting Clays Team Challenge serves as a major fundraising vehicle for the youth-oriented programs of the NFL Alumni, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization with a mission of Caring for Kids.
For more information or media please contact Amy Glanzman at 800-878-5437, x210.
ATHLETES IN ACTION SUPER BOWL BREAKFAST
The Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 2 from 8:00- 10:00 a.m. at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. The 2008 Super Bowl Breakfast will feature the presentation of the prestigious Bart Starr Award. This award is presented by BART STARR to the NFL player, voted on by his peers, who exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. Indianapolis Colts coach TONY DUNGY will be the featured speaker.
For more information visit www.superbowlbreakfast.com or call 800-416-9472. This event is open to the public; all media wishing to cover the Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast can register in advance by calling 770-813-0000.
SUPER BOWL XLII NFL CHARITIES CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC
The 23rd annual Super Bowl NFL Charities Celebrity Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa. Proceeds from the event will benefit NFL Youth Education Towns.
A celebrity captain will be assigned to each five-some of amateur golfers who will play on three golf courses at the Wigwam. The celebrity captains will include former and current NFL players, including members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishing teams on each of the three golf courses and all golfers will receive a commemorative photo plaque as well as a gift bag of official Super Bowl XLII apparel from Reebok.
For further information on how to enter the tournament contact Nick Nicolosi, tournament director, at 201-489-0049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMOCKS & JOCKS JAZZ BRUNCH AND ART AUCTION
Works of art created by current and retired NFL players will be auctioned off during the Smocks & Jocks Jazz Brunch on Saturday, February 2 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at SKYE Restaurant in Peoria. The artistic abilities of several NFL players will be highlighted in this special event that brings attention to the arts and the sport of football. Ticket proceeds benefit the Players Assistance Trust Fund and the Arizona Art Alliance.
TASTE OF THE NFL XVII
Taste of the NFL is the premier food and wine tasting extravaganza featuring a top chef from each of the 31 NFL team cities, paired with an alumnus or current player from each team. Attendees are able to sample outstanding food with perfectly paired wines, have personal interaction with NFL greats, participate in a one-of-a-kind silent auction and enjoy live entertainment. Super Bowl XLII marks the 17th anniversary of Taste of the NFL.
Known as The Party with a Purpose®, Taste of the NFL exists to raise awareness and dollars for organizations involved in tackling hunger in America. The event has raised more than $6.8 million over the past 16 years. Taste of the NFL is proud to announce that the event benefits affiliates of America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network and other various national hunger-relief organizations.
This year's event will be Saturday, February 2, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building. Tickets cost $500 per person and $6,000 per corporate table and can be ordered by calling 952-835-7621.
For more information visit www.tasteofthenfl.com.