ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2019 — GENYOUth, the official youth partner of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy 53 initiative, partnered with Georgia business leaders to host a Legacy 53 Super School Breakfast ribbon cutting ceremony at G.P. Babb Middle School in Forest Park, GA.
The ceremony unveiled a new Fuel Up to Play 60, (GENYOUth’s signature school wellness program co-founded by the NFL and the National Dairy Council) grab-n-go cart where students can start their day with a healthy breakfast. Approximately 400,000 or 1 in 4 Georgia children, come from food insecure households. Through this Legacy 53 initiative, 53 high-need Georgia schools will be awarded breakfast carts which will increase access to over 5.3 million incremental meals among Georgia youth in just the first year of use.
“We are honored to join GENYOUth and other leaders from our home state who, like Georgia Power, are committed to helping Georgia’s youth thrive,” said Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Power Paul Bowers. “It’s an incredible example of how our community comes together for those in need. Together, we will be able to provide resources to help local schools feed even more students.”
The Legacy 53 Super School Breakfast initiative is made possible through the support of the Georgia Power Foundation, Arby’s Foundation, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot Foundation, and the WellCare Community Foundation, in partnership with the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, and in collaboration with The Dairy Alliance. “We are so grateful to have the support of so many of Georgia’s business leaders who collectively stepped up to help us Fuel Greatness among Georgia’s youth. This initiative will enhance a school’s ability to serve and meet every student’s needs,” says GENYOUth Chief Executive Officer, Alexis Glick. “The grab-n-go breakfast carts help increase access to a healthy, nutritious meal by moving breakfast out of the cafeteria and provide the critical resources that allow students to succeed inside the classroom and out.”
Also in attendance, were Atlanta Falcons punter Matt Bosher, and tight end for the Minnesota Vikings, Kyle Rudolphwho is also a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee. They helped serve school breakfast, interacted with students, and spoke to those in attendance. Dan Corso, Chairman of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee and President of the Atlanta Sports Council, Richard Woods, Georgia State Superintendent, Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, and Doug Ackerman, CEO, of The Dairy Alliance were also present for the morning’s events.
The Legacy 53 Super School Breakfast event coincides with the events of Super Bowl weekend, with the big game taking place on Sunday, February 3rd at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. “Our work with GENYOUth and Legacy 53 will leave a lasting effect on the Atlanta community for years to come and we are thrilled to see an immediate benefit to students, like we did this morning,” said Dan Corso, Chairman, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee. Leading up to Super Bowl LIII, the Host Committee teamed up with GENYOUth and other community partners to host events and launch programs that foster youth development and promote a healthy, active lifestyle.