Inglewood Mayor James Butts poses with the CFP National Championship trophy (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

The College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championships will be coming to SoFi Stadium on January 9 at 4:30P.M.. Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, and TCU are one win away from reaching the National Championship.

“Everything an event needs is right here in Los Angeles,” said CFP executive director Bill Hancock. “This area is the cradle of passion for college football, so it makes sense to come home.”

There will be several events happening throughout the city to celebrate. Along with having entertaining events, there will be events that will impact the L.A. community.

“This will be another great economic magnet for this whole region,” said Inglewood mayor James Butts. “There’s nothing like college football, there’s nothing like everybody coming to root for their alma mater from all over the country.”

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LA84 Foundation president and CEO Renata Simril (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

The CFP Foundation focuses on aiding teachers with the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit on January 7 from 1:00-5:00P.M. at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will provide inspirational speakers and professional development to educators. Those who cannot attend in person can attend virtually. Visit to register.

The Foundation recently benefited 46 teachers with the Extra Yard for Teachers grant, one of them being Jason Morgan who teaches math at Dominguez High school in Compton.

“I use movement within the mathematics classroom,” Morgan said. “My math students and I, we wanted to bridge the gap between segregated communities and bring them together through movement.”

The LA84 foundation is partnering with the CFP Foundation to recognize educators that use sports to teach youth.

“When you have an opportunity to take a major sporting event like the [national] championship game, played in Los Angeles, it gives us an opportunity to shine a light on community organizations and individuals,” said LA84 president and CEO Renata Simril. “We’ll celebrate educators on the playground that are using sport, play, and movement to anchor young folks coming out of COVID. To be able to connect them to their academics and in fun and meaningful ways.”

Dominguez High school teacher Janson Morgan (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

There will also be an Extra Yard 5K in downtown Los Angeles on January 8 at 8:00A.M. and all the proceeds go to Extra Yard for Teachers.

On January 7-8 the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! Free concert series will take place at Banc of California Stadium. The concerts will feature NAACP Image award-winning rapper Saweetie, multi-platinum singing group the Jonas Brothers, Grammy award-winning artist Pitbull, L.A. singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Em Beihold and singer songwriter Gayle.

The CFP is celebrating local chefs and chefs from the cities of the two teams with the Taste of the Championship dining experience at the Hudson Loft on January 8. Throughout the weekend before the National Championship, Playoff Fan Central will provide an immersive, amusement park experience based on college football at South Hall of the L.A. Convention Center. Along with having sports clinics and pep rallies, there will be exhibits that honor the history of college Football.

Fans attending the game can enjoy the Allstate Championship Tailgate in lots B and C at SoFi Stadium hours prior to the game. They can take part in different games and activities, including ziplining.

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