NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN CELEBRATING SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES THAT CONTRIBUTED
TO SUPER BOWL HISTORY
As part of the nationwide Super Bowl High School Honor Roll initiative recognizing schools and communities that contributed to Super Bowl history and positively impacted the game of football, former Miami Dolphins quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion (VII, VIII) BOB GRIESE will visit Mater Dei High School in Evansville, Ind., on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. and present a commemorative Wilson Golden Football.
High schools across the nation, and around the world, will receive a commemorative Wilson Golden Football for every player or head coach who graduated from their school and was on an active Super Bowl roster. Nearly 3,000 players and head coaches, and more than 2,000 high schools, will be recognized. Players and coaches will also have the opportunity to personally deliver golden footballs.
Griese will address students on what high school football meant to him, the life lessons he learned, what it meant to play in a Super Bowl and how proud he is to be a Mater Dei alumnus. He will then present a Wilson Golden Football to the school.
Mater Dei High School is one of 35 high schools in Indiana being honored in this program. Indiana will receive 41 golden footballs. The state receiving the most golden footballs is California. Top five states include: California (432); Texas (326); Florida (218); Ohio (155); and Pennsylvania (148).
The NFL Foundation will provide the schools with a new character education curriculum and the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to help support and grow their football programs. The NFL Foundation has invested $1 million towards the campaign.
Super Bowl High School Honor Roll visits will be featured on CBS This Morning every Thursday throughout the season. CBS, which will televise Super Bowl 50, also will feature visits during coverage of Thursday Night Football, and on the Network’s Sunday pregame show, THE NFL TODAY. Additionally other various assets across the CBS Corporation will feature Super Bowl High School Honor Roll visits
The program will become a Super Bowl tradition starting this season. The initiative is part of the NFL’s On The Fifty campaign commemorating Super Bowl 50, which will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wilson has provided the Official Football of the NFL since 1941 and has been on the field for every Super Bowl.
For more information about the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll and all the ways the NFL is celebrating Super Bowl 50, visit SuperBowl.com, follow @SuperBowl on Twitter or hashtags #SB50 and #SBHonorRoll.