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SUPER BOWL 50 And a Breakfast with Champions In 1988, the day before Super Bowl XXII would toss its determining coin and grant the opening kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego—the NFL’s home of the San Diego Chargers—a tradition was born. It was spawned foundationally in faith, propped up by the hope of something better, and girded dutifully in unconditional love, set within the prescriptions of Christian belief. It was built as a means to recognize athletes of the National Football League who served as compassionate, giving, role models. Athletes in Action began its outreach of committed Christian faith in 1966. It successfully launched its first annual Super Bowl Breakfast event that same year, which has been held every year since at the host city for the NFL’s annual Super Bowl championship extravaganza. In 1989, following its inaugural launch the year before, the Bart Starr Award began its tradition of honoring a current NFL player for demonstrating outstanding character, integrity and leadership in the A L I V E E A S T 20 B A Y j a n u a r y 2 0 1 6 KEVIN “ JAMES” RICHARDSON home, on the field, and in their community. This year’s Super Bowl 50 breakfast takes place on February 6th, in the host city of San Francisco, at the elegantly adorned Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The emcee for this year’s edition is Brent Jones, the former NFL 11-year veteran, three-time Super Bowl champion tight end and a 2013 (BASHOF) Bay Area Sports Hall Of Fame inductee, plucked enthusiastically from San Francisco 49ers. Joining Brent are fellow NFL stars and coaches including Super Bowl Champion coach/player, NY Times bestselling author and NFL analyst, Tony Dungy; legendary NFL Hall of Fame, “knuckles in the turf,” guard from the Green Bay Packers, Jerry Kramer, and Hall of Fame inductees Roger Staubach and “Iron Mike” Ditka. With them will be newly-minted NFL Hall of Fame inductee from the Oakland Raiders, “Mr. Raider” Tim Brown; current New Orleans Saints and earlier Super Bowl Champion XXXIX tight end, Benjamin


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