Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Oliver of Brooklyn Park helped to hold a giant check with $90,000 written on it Tuesday. With a big smile, she posed for photographers in front of a truck emblazoned with the name Rec on the Go.
Recreation on the Go is a program that brings sports equipment and trained staff aimed at getting kids out of the house, and playing sports or doing art projects.
To date, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund has given away one-time grants totaling more than $1 million. Dana Nelson, with the nonprofit, said it been spreading the money across the state.
"Kids in Minnesota will be biking in Alexandria because of a new bike fleet, in Faribault, they'll be playing in that new playground ... and kids in families in Mille Lacs will be planting and harvesting fresh produce in new green houses funded by the Legacy Fund," Nelson said.
Legacy Fund grants will be awarded to Minnesota groups each week, leading up to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis next February.