Super Bowl 50 and You

This year, the culmination of football season has us itching for 2016, when Super Bowl 50 will come to the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium. “With this milestone Super Bowl, we believe there is a golden opportunity to lift up Bay Area communities and leave a legacy that lasts for generations to come,” says Jason Trimiew, vice president of community relations for the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. Read on for ways to get involved.

1. BENEFIT With your help, Super Bowl 50 could be the most philanthropic ever. The Host Committee is contributing 25 percent of every dollar raised to the 50 Fund, which will make grants to Bay Area organizations that focus on youth development, community investment or sustainable environments. Sign up online to learn about forthcoming grant opportunities.

2. CONNECT Bay Area businesses owned by minorities, women, disabled veterans or members of the LGBT community, listen up: the Host Committee and the NFL are expanding Business Connect — which helps local companies conduct Super Bowl business — to the Bay Area’s diverse range of enterprises and entrepreneurs. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2015.

3. VOLUNTEER Need another way to get involved? Demonstrate your love of the game and the Bay Area by donating a bit of your time to the event. Super Bowl planners are anticipating a need for more than 3,000 volunteers beginning in mid-2015; register now so you can help later.