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NFL Super Bowl LI Charitable Giving Launched

Touchdown Houston is focusing on education, community enhancement and health and wellness.

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Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Ric Campo introduces the Charitable Giving program at Pro-Vision Academy on April 8, 2016.
Houston Super Bowl Host Committee
Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Ric Campo introduces the Charitable Giving program at Pro-Vision Academy on April 8, 2016.

Several foundations are partnering with the NFL to launch Touchdown Houston, a charitable giving program for Super Bowl 51 next year here in Houston.

"Touchdown Houston is focusing on education, community enhancement and health and wellness," said Hasting Stewart, executive vice president of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee.

According to Stewart, $5 million has already been set aside, including $1 million from the NFL to distribute as grants to nonprofit 501C3 organizations serving the Greater Houston community.

"The whole idea is that the Super Bowl is roughly a nine day series of events culminating with the game on February 5," Stewart said. "But what we're really interested in doing is providing some things that can live well beyond the Super Bowl."

Stewart says it's really about giving back to the city and leaving a lasting legacy.

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