Summer 2024

NFL's Super Bowl Breakfast to honor Jaguars' Calais Campbell in 2019

Over its 31 years of existence, one thing is clear about Athletes in Action’s annual Super Bowl Breakfast: God has divinely orchestrated each event.

The very nature of the breakfast — created in 1988 as an outreach to business executives in the Super Bowl host city — means some logistical challenges for those who plan the event. Every year brings a new city, a new venue, a new steering committee, new sponsors, and a new award winner … one that isn’t known until about four weeks before the event.

Still, the massive undertaking comes together every February for one reason: God still seeks to move among the business community.

“Every year, God puts together the program the audience needs to hear,” Terry Bortz, AIA’s Global Media Director, told us in 2013. A key organizer of the breakfast, Bortz calls the event “an awards program with an inspirational message.”

An audience of nearly 2,000 will attend this year’s breakfast in Atlanta to watch Calais Campbell from the Jacksonville Jaguars receive the Bart Starr Award and hear stories of faith and football from NFL players past and present.

Program guests will include Tony Dungy (Super Bowl champion coach); former NFL player and coach Dan Reeves; Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, and others to be announced. Former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila  (American Ninja Warrior and NFL Network) will emcee.

The breakfast this year will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Ga.

For more information on the 2019 Super Bowl Breakfast, or to purchase tickets, visit

(A portion of this article was taken from a 2013 article in Sports Spectrum Magazine written by Teresa Young)

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