Maroon 5 and NFL Announce Charitable Donation Following Super Bowl Backlash

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Maroon 5 and the NFL have announced a whopping donation to a famous charity ahead of the 2019 Super Bowl.

The news was first reported by People on Tuesday, saying that the band, alongside the NFL and music label Interscope Records, are giving a contribution of $500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a charity which supports children in need all over the USA.

On the same day, it has been confirmed that Maroon 5 won’t be hosting the usual pre-show press conference, showing up only to perform during halftime.

The Super Bowl LIII is being held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, February 3rd.

Travis Scott, also a halftime performer, recently announced that he had only agreed to join the show after the NFL joined him in making a $500,000 donation to nonprofit Dreamcorps. Rapper Big Boi will also hit the stage this Sunday.

Maroon 5 will be joined on stage by rapper Big Boi and Travis Scott, who has announced he is helping nonprofit organization Dreamcorps. with a $500,000 donation.

The NFL has recently been under the spotlight because of their legal battle against Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who kneeled during the national anthem as a form of protest against racial injustice and oppression.

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