January 8th-18th drive to benefit NFL Super Kids-Super Sharing Project

As part of the NFL's Super Kids-Super Sharing initiative, Saint Simon Parish School and other schools throughout the Bay Area will team up with the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to put books, sports equipment and school supplies into the hands of underserved local children. In addition, unused cell phones will be collected to benefit HopeLine, a Verizon program that supports domestic violence organizations nationwide. For the past 16 years, the Super Kids-Super Sharing initiative has positively impacted underserved children and local domestic violence shelters located in Super Bowl host communities.  

Between Friday, January 8 and Monday, January 18, Saint Simon students will collect lightly used or new books, school supplies, sports equipment and used cell phones which will be delivered during a Super Kids collection event held on Tuesday, January 19th at Santa Clara University's Locatelli Activity Center. Items should be brought to the school lobby during dropoff.

Super Kids-Super Sharing is part of the National Football League’s Environmental Program. It teaches children to “recycle” items they no longer need and pass them along to others who can benefit from them. The program also promotes NFL PLAY 60, the league's youth health and wellness campaign, by sharing sports equipment among children in the community. Super Kids-Super Sharing is one of several projects created by the National Football League to respond to the environmental impact of Super Bowl events and to leave a positive, “green” legacy in the host communities. 

For more information on Super Bowl 50, go to sfbaysuperbowl.com.  Information on additional community events, including a day-long festival offering local and visiting fans the chance to participate in the festivities in the final hours leading up to Super Bowl 50 can be found here.