First 1000 Days

Champions’ Role in the Super Bowl LV Legacy Project

The Super Bowl will bring a great economic gain to Tampa Bay, but once the crowds and the hype has gone, the same social issues persist in our community. The Super Bowl LV Legacy Project ensures a long-term lasting impact on the Tampa Bay area by rallying local organizations together to support children and families. Champions for Children is honored to have our Associate Director Nikki Daniels serving on the planning committee for the “First 1000 Days: Early Childhood Education” pillar of the Legacy Project, as a community leader for child abuse and neglect prevention. For this project, Champions will focus on children ages birth to three and their families. 

A child’s brain grows faster between the ages of 0 and 3 than at any later point in their lives. When children have nurturing relationships and positive early learning experiences during the first 1000 days of life, it lays a strong foundation for a successful future. 

“Being a parent is hard work and it takes community support to build strong families so children may thrive.” said Amy Haile, Executive Director of Champions for Children.  “We are grateful for this opportunity to expand the education, support and resources provided to families to help them feel confident and competent in their earliest days as a parent, because it is this competence that is essential to their child’s lifelong learning, health and behavior.”

Champions’ programs offer resources and education to help build strong parent-child bonds, support healthy child development, help grow parental confidence and skills, and improve family well-being. From breastfeeding support to parent-child educational playgroups, our programs build stronger families through child abuse prevention and family education. To learn more about our programs, visit

We are also thrilled to be a Super Bowl LV Micro-grant Recipient. As featured in the Tampa Bay Times, the grant will support community work that will continue long after the big game is over. Click here to read the article.