Jack Del Rio to Receive The Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award
Coach Jack Del Rio will be presented with the Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award for his work with the Jack Del Rio Foundation. Saturday, February 6th marks the 29th Annual Super Bowl party hosted by Leigh Steinberg. A tradition has been established to honor a philanthropic NFL Retired Player, Active Player, Head Coach, Team Executive and Owner. Proceeds raised during the silent auction at the party will benefit the five charities of the recipients.
Founded in 2007, by Coach Del Rio and wife Linda, the Jack Del Rio Foundation has incorporated their motto “Something Greater Than Self” into numerous community causes and events. The Foundation is a family affair involving the input and direction of their four adult children. The passion for the Del Rio family lies in finding and creating opportunities to make an impact on under-served youth in the community.
On Monday of this week, the Jack Del Rio Foundation partnered with the Raiders Foundation, the Oakland Raiders, the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Athletes for Christ to hand out new winter coats to the students attending Our Lady of the Visitacion School in San Francisco, Calif.
Monday’s experience highlights the mission for his family Foundation. “It’s not about any one person, it’s about giving of yourself to other people. So that’s really what our Foundation is about. It’s about being able to give back to the community, to make a difference, to let these youngsters understand that there is love for them. That we do love them and care about them. To be able to have an outing like today and come out here and see all of their smiles and have fun interacting with them. It was a great treat,” said Coach Del Rio.
Another partnered event with the Raiders Foundation and the Knights of Columbus was held December 24, 2015 prior to the Oakland Raiders last game. This event brought 100 local youth and their parents early to the game to enjoy a meal, hear from Linda Del Rio and Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown, decorate cookies, receive gifts from Santa, take home a winter coat, and culminated in attending the Raiders game.
In each of the nine different NFL markets the Del Rios have been a part of they have given back to the needs of others. Previous causes have included the Children’s hospital and the Sulzbacher Center both in Jacksonville, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and American Cancer Society.
Other recipients of the Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award this year are: Jack Brewer (retired NFL player), Anquan Boldin (Wide Receiver for the San Francisco 49ers), Jimmy Haslem (Owner of the Cleveland Browns) and Kevin Demoff (Executive VP of Football Operations and COO of the Los Angeles Rams).