Anwatin Middle School awarded $220,000 from Super Bowl

Students and faculty at Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis were fired up at a pep rally Thursday morning as the Minnesota Super Bowl Legacy Fund awarded the school the final grant from the 52 Weeks of Giving Campaign. 

The school was awarded $220,000 to help upgrade its athletic field and establish an indigenous garden. 

The campaign also provided schools in 52 communities across Minnesota with infrastructure and resources needed to establish health and wellness programs across, including Fuel Up to Play 60’s breakfast-in-the-classroom. 

"The Super Bowl represents much more than just the game," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "Each year, the NFL makes lasting changes in the communities of the Super Bowl host region."

The grant is part of the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program, made possible every year by a $1-million contribution from the NFL Foundation and complimented by the Super Bowl Host Committee.