PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 22, 2022): Ability360, the state’s largest nonprofit agency focused on providing services and resources to men, women and children with disabilities, has received a $65,000 Super Bowl Legacy Grant to purchase a new truck and trailer allowing the Abiilty360 Sports & Fitness Center to continue providing adaptive sports and outdoor activities to the community.
The grant was presented by The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL Foundation.
“This incredibly generous grant will benefit hundreds of individuals with disabilities in many communities for years to come,” said Abiilty360 CEO Chris Rodriguez. “Our team fully understands the value and importance for individuals with disabilities to be able to participate in sports and outdoor activities because of their positive impact on many levels. We are extremely grateful, particularly at this special time of year.
“Investing in our community is paramount to our mission of hosting a successful Super Bowl and leaving a positive lasting legacy long after the game is played,” said Jay Parry, president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “The meaningful work being done by Ability360 and its team at the Ability360 Sport & Fitness Center is critical for our community.”
The Super Bowl Legacy Grant program, presented by APS, PetSmart, Salt River Project (SRP), and The Thunderbirds, provides grants to local nonprofits with proven track records of benefiting underserved Arizonans. The program concentrates on four pillars: education, health and wellness, sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion and social justice. More than $2 million will be awarded to nonprofits across Arizona by February 12.
For more information about Ability360, visit ability360.org/about-ability360.
Contact: Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group, Inc., (602) 317-3040
Ability360 continues a 40-plus-year tradition of empowering programs for people with all disabilities. Ability360 offers and promotes programs to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community. The independent living philosophy states that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options, and control over choices in their own lives as do people without disabilities. Ability360 is located at 5025 E. Washington St. Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034, ability360.org, 602-256-2245.
About the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is an Arizona nonprofit organization responsible for planning and executing a successful Super Bowl LVII in 2023. The goal of the Host Committee is to galvanize local stakeholders in a united approach to hosting the largest single-day sporting event in the world by maximizing positive media exposure, fueling the economic engine of Arizona, and leaving a lasting legacy. The Host Committee serves as liaison between the NFL and all regional efforts, culminating with the game in 2023 at State Farm Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals. This is the fourth time Arizona is hosting the Super Bowl, following 1996, 2008 and 2015. Only four other sites (South Florida, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Tampa Bay) hold this distinction. For more information, visit azsuperbowl.com or follow @AZSuperBowl on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
About The NFL Foundation The National Football League Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation and its members, the 32 NFL clubs, support the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities that support our game. For more information on the NFL Foundation, visit: www.NFLFoundation.org.