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Philanthropists donate $3M to Super Bowl charities

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three philanthropists are each donating $1 million to an independent charitable arm of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee for playgrounds and youth centers in both states.

The donations to the NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation by the Tisch, Johnson and Mara families, as well as other partner organizations, have raised more than $11 million.

Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson, who owns the New York Jets; Jonathan Tisch, a co-owner of the New York Giants, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a tour Monday of a Boys & Girls Club in Newark, that had been renovated through the project.

Tisch said Monday that the initiative was part of making sure that the Super Bowl makes a lasting difference in the lives of local youths.