- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Three philanthropists are each donating $1 million to an independent charitable arm of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee for playgrounds and youth centers in both states.

The donations to the NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation by the Tisch, Johnson and Mara families, as well as other partner organizations, have raised more than $11 million.

Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson, who owns the New York Jets; Jonathan Tisch, a co-owner of the New York Giants; and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a tour Monday of a Boys & Girls Club in Newark, which had been renovated through the project.

Tisch said the initiative was part of making sure that the Super Bowl makes a lasting difference in the lives of local youths.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide