On Thursday, Toucdown Houston, a charity created by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee in partnership with the NFL Foundation announced it would contribute $4 million in grants to local, non-profit organizations across the Houston community.
“Our goal is to extend Super Bowl LI’s positve impact far beyond Super Bowl LI and help further the mission of providing equitable opportunity for all Houstonians,” said President and CEO of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, Sallie Sargent in a press release. “The $4 million in grants provided by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s charitable fund and the NFL Foundation will allow Houston-focused, non-profit organizations to deepen their charitable initiatives in the community and enable the continued success of Houston.”
Sargent joined Super Bowl Host Committee chairman Rick Campo, Texans General Manager Rick Smith, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at Pro-Vision Academy, a charter school founded by former NFL player Roynell Young, one of this year’s grant recipients.
“We are proud to leave a philanthropic mark in Houston and help local organizations expand their impact on communities throughout the city,” said Executive Director of NFL Foundation, Alexia Gallagher. “The grants provided by the NFL Foundation and Houston Super Bowl Host Committee will ensure Super Bowl LI’s legacy extends beyond a game, and will help the city thrive long after a champion is crowned.”
The NFL Foundation announced a donation of $1 million prior to a groundbreaking at Pro-Vision Academy, which will use the money it receives to build a new athletic complex. Texans tackle Kendall Lamm and safety Andre Hal took part in the ceremony.