L.A. Super Bowl Committee Awards Grant To Activists Organizing To Abolish L.A. School Police


The Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee on Thursday announced grants to more than fifty community organizations, including a youth activist coalition attempting to abolish the L.A. School Police Department.

The groups took part in a ceremony launching the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, which is set to host the big game in February as it returns to the L.A. area for the first time in 29 years. The event was emceed by Entertainment Tonight co-host Kevin Frazier and featured appearances by L.A. Rams coach Sean McVay and quarterback Matthew Stafford.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell congratulated the recipients in a video message, calling them “changemakers” and “inspirational leaders that embody the diversity of the 88 cities across the Los Angeles County region.” He said the league was proud to help “shine the Super Bowl spotlight onto the achievements of local community organizations that often go unrecognized.”

According to the host committee, each “unsung hero” group will receive “a $10,000 grant award, a professionally produced marketing video spotlighting their organization, and public recognition of their work in the lead up to the Super Bowl.” They were chosen in part because of their emphasis on youth development, jobs and economic opportunity, and social justice. Six of the groups will be picked for a total grant award of $50,000 later this year.

The Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition (BSS) was among the 56 organizations picked, in part, for “making a transformative impact in underserved communities.”

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