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NFL honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on and off field throughout Super Bowl Wild Card Weekend

Recognized leaders when it comes to community service, the National Football League was quick to line up to support the Martin Luther King III Foundation and Legacy+ on the Realize the Dream initiative. We’re pleased to have such amazing partners – and we’re even more proud to see the Kings at center field this Wild Card Weekend!

Date: January 13, 2024

Today the NFL unveiled three new ways that the league will deepen its commitment to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy throughout the entirety of Wild Card Weekend and beyond.

To kick off the weekend, the league announced a five-year commitment to Realize the Dream (RTD), a platform created by Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King and Yolanda Renee King that aims to unite more than seven million young people, 200,000 educators, and millions of employees around the globe through a series of service initiatives focused on the tenets of social change and community impact.

Over the next five years, the NFL and additional corporations will work with the King Family and Legacy+ to help fulfill Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for an equitable and united America.

“The NFL’s partnership with Realize the Dream aligns with our dedication to serving communities, the values that underpin our Inspire Change efforts and our desire to further Dr. King’s legacy,” said Anna Isaacson, NFL senior vice president of social responsibility. “As we build upon an existing movement, we’re excited to answer Realize the Dream’s call to action through facilitating and celebrating acts of service and social change around the country.”

Read the press release on NFL.com