Community Impact

Comcast NBCUniversal Punches Super Bowl Ticket for Boys & Girls Club Youth

One very lucky Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson club member from the Pascua Yaqui Clubhouse has been awarded a once-in-a-lifetime experience ― tickets to Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Ariz.

Cesar R., a 17-year-old senior at Pueblo High School and a Club Member for 10 years, will attend the Super Bowl along with his father and his Clubhouse Director.  The Super Bowl happens Sunday, Feb. 1 and airs on NBC.

"We are beyond grateful to Comcast NBCUniversal for making this dream come true for Cesar," said Linda Wojtowicz, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. "He was the only youngster in the nation chosen by Comcast NBCUniversal to receive this special opportunity.  Not only do our Club Members have the chance to participate in state-of-the-art technology programs, but they also get to do things that most adults would never get to do."

Cesar will attend Super Bowl XLIX, airing on NBC, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how NBC Sports Group produces and broadcasts Super Bowl week, leading up to the biggest Sunday Night of them all. As part of the experience, he will go on an exclusive tour of The University of Phoenix Stadium that is unlike any other stadium in North America with its unique design, engineering, and technology with its retractable roof and field.  The stadium is operated by Global Spectrum, which is a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor.

Cesar, an avid football fan, is a triplet, and his two brothers also attend the Club regularly.  Cesar attributes his positive attitude and future aspirations to time spent at the Club.  "Being a teenager today poses so many challenges.  Cesar has made a choice to avoid the negative temptations all around him and spend his after-school time at the Club, participating in academic and enrichment programs, community service projects, and even winning the 2015 Youth of the Year Scholarship.  His participation in the Comcast-sponsored Digital Arts Festivals has enabled him to hone his technology skills, which will serve him in school, his future career, and in everyday life," said Wojtowicz.

This opportunity stems from Comcast NBCUniversal’s longstanding partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).  Comcast NBCUniversal is positively shaping the futures of our youth, and NBC Sports Champions, the pro-social initiative of NBC Sports Group, is proud to offer this amazing opportunity to Cesar.

Comcast has supported local Boys & Girls Clubs for nearly 15 years, providing approximately $90 million in cash and in-kind contributions since 2009 alone.  The Comcast Foundation has supported the Pascua Yaqui Boys & Girls Clubs for several years.

Through an expanded partnership, BGCA and Comcast NBCUniversal recently launched a new technology education program, called My.Future, to teach Club kids about our digital world and get them passionate about the endless possibilities that technology offers. My.Future is available to the 4 million youth served by 4,100 Boys & Girls Clubs annually, including the Pascua Yaqui Club.