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KITS Receives DirecTVxChampionLA Award at The Chairman's Party in Lead Up to Super Bowl LVI

After attending the NFL Honors, Kids In The Spotlight's Executive Director, Tige Charity, and Board Treasurer, Nita Schimmel, were part of The Chairman's Party, presented by DirecTV. Three of the 56 Champion Organizations of the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program had been nominated for an additional award and funding directly from DirecTV.

From left to right: Project Knucklehead, Kids In The Spotlight, and the Plus Me Project

It was during The Chairman's Party that KITS received the DirecTVxChampionLA Award, presented by Amy McCracken (DirecTV), Kathy Schloessman of LA Sports and Entertainment Commission (LASEC) and Renata Simril of LA84 Foundation. Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier interviewed Tige, as she accepted the award.

Amy McCraken (DirecTV), Tige Charity (KITS), Kathy Schloessman (LASEC), Renata Simril (LA84 Foundation)

The LA Super Bowl Host Committee said, "Thanks to DirecTV we were able to award Kids In The Spotlight the DIRECTVxChampionLA Award to further their work in the community."

DirecTV said, of the award, "We love seeing amazing organizations like @kidsinthespotlight prosper 🙌 We can't wait to see what's next for you! Couldn't be happier to support such an amazing organization. Honored to be a part of your journey!"

Nita Schimmel, Board Treasurer, and Tige Charity, Founder | Executive Director

Part of our focus at KITS has always been making sure our youth feel seen, validated & celebrated... & this time, it was our turn! This recognition reminds us that our work is being seen, validated & celebrated as well. Being selected as a Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program Champion Organization has been more wonderful than we ever could have dreamed. ⠀

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