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.
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.
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!”
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.