Saturday, February 2, 2019 8 AM
The NFL-sanctioned Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast has taken place in the Super Bowl host city every year since 1988, drawing sellout crowds to hear from some of sport’s biggest names. The Bart Starr Award, presented at the breakfast, honors Starr’s lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates and community. The winner of the Bart Starr Award is determined by NFL-player balloting at the end of the regular season, making it one of only two individual honors selected by the players themselves.
Founded in 2011, the Super Service Challenge is a nationwide movement to transform organizations through service. Driven by the idea people and teams grow stronger when they join together to serve, the Challenge encourages volunteerism, sharing stories of service and awarding funds to nonprofits.
The impact of the Super Service Challenge grows each year. To date, more than 100,000 people have served nearly 3,000 charities nationwide through the Challenge, and winning nonprofits have received more $30 million in awards. Online, the Challenge has shared more than 20,000 stories of service, counted more than 2.5 million votes, and made over 300 million media impressions.
Whether you are part of a business, family, team of friends, or ministry, the Super Service Challenge provides a way to facilitate teamwork and engagement that benefits individuals, teams and communities
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Benjamin Watson of the Baltimore Ravens is the winner of the 2018 Bart Starr Award for outstanding character, integrity and leadership on and off the field. Watson was selected by his peers in the NFL, making this the only award voted on by all the players other than the Pro Bowl.
Watson played college football at the University of Georgia and was drafted by the New England Patriots 32nd overall in the 2004 NFL draft. He also played for the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints. In his 12th year in the NFL, Watson had career bests in receptions (74) and yards (825), and tied his career high in touchdowns (six). On March 9, 2016, Benjamin Watson signed a two-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
As a Patriot, Benjamin received a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season, and he appeared in Super Bowl XXXIX in 2007 with the New Orleans Saints.
Off the field, Benjamin stays busy with his foundation One More. Since its inception, his desire has been for One More to be a vehicle to carry the hope and love of Christ to those in his community who need it most, while understanding that the best and most efficient way to reach their hearts is by first meeting their physical needs.
“Our mission is to simply be a blessing to those around us wherever we are, whether that’s supporting existing charities or initiating programs of our own,” Watson says.
He is also active in the anti-trafficking movement. Hello Beautiful was created to give girls a safe space to discuss the real issues they face, while giving them a godly perspective and truth on those issues. Topics such as self-esteem, body image, the dangers of technology, relationships with boys and girls, and sex are openly discussed, and no questions or discussion are off limits.
Watson serves on the Executive Committee of the NFL Players Association and is an NFL spokesman for the All Pro Dad Campaign.
In 2015, Watson published his first book, “Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race- And Getting Free from The Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us.” In October of 2016, he authored a “Group Conversation Guide” to aid the reader’s journey to honest conversation about race, bias and justice in America. On May 2, 2017, Watson released “The New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life.”
Watson and his wife, Kirsten and their five children will be transitioning back to New Orleans where he will play for the Saints again.
Meet our Special Guests
NFL, 2003 - 2008
Co-Host of American Ninja Warrior, Sports Analyst, NFL Network
Super Bowl Champion Coach
Studio Analyst, "Football Night in America" & "Thursday Night Football"
Cincinnati Bengals, 1980 -1992
Pro Football Hall of Fame
NFL, 1965 - 2003
2x Super Bowl Champion Coach (VI, XII)
Get yours while they are still available
Tables are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
National Honorary Co-Chairmen:
Joe Gibbs, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Steve Largent, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Anthony Muñoz, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Mike Singletary, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Bart Starr, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta
Paul Bowers, President & CEO, Georgia Power
Rodney Bullard, Executive Director, Chick-fil-A Foundation
Allison & Billy Dukes
Warrick Dunn, NFL, 1997 – 2008
Donna Hyland, President & CEO, Children's Healtcare
Ernie & Cheryl Johnson
Terry McGuirk, Chairman, Atlanta Braves
Todd & Susan Peterson
Dan Reeves, Head Coach, Atlanta Falcons 1997 – 2003, 2-time Super Bowl Champion
Bryant & Kristin Young, Atlanta Falcons
Check back for more updates on the 2019 Super Bowl Breakfast Host Committee.