PHOTOS: Jordin Sparks Tackles Super Bowl Weekend One Event at a Time
Phoenix native Jordin Sparks was all about Super Bowl week, posting tons of pics on her social media in the days leading up to the game. Here, she shares some personal photos with PEOPLE, including one very special shot. "Getting ready to sing the anthem at Pro Bowl!" she captions this snap before the Jan. 25 match.
"Having fun with the Dallas Cowboy Mascot and that's my dad's bag from his nine years in the NFL," she says of the duffle she totes to the Pro Bowl. Her dad, Phillippi Sparks, was a cornerback for the New York Giants in the '90s.
Not to be outdone, the Pro Bowl's other stars – the cheerleaders! – share some screentime with Sparks.
Later in the week, Sparks hangs with Arizona Cardinals player Larry Fitzgerald at the Red, White, amp Black charity bash held in support of her M.A.D. Girls, Inc. foundation.
Sparks wasn't just home in Phoenix to celebrate the big game – she also did her part as brand ambassador for the NFL women's apparel line. "l got to meet fans at NFL store," she shares of a fan signing.
In between all the fun, Sparks shows around Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier.
Sparks' date for her pre-game party? A famed Internet pup, naturally. "Jif the Pom, first guest to arrive at my Super Bowl party!" she shares.
It's all about work and play for Sparks, who takes some time out to chat with 101.5 about her new album Right Here, Right Now, out this spring.
"Got to hang with Richard Sherman for the Xbox #gamebeforethegame event!" she says of partying with the Seattle Seahawks player (she interviewed him, too).
Can we get in on the fun? Sparks hangs with Kiss FM's JohnJay, Rich and Kyle and shows off her vocal skills during a rousing game of car-aoke.
"Had fun participating in the Terry Bradshaw Friars Club Roast! #legend," she says, joining the former footballer and a bevy of comedians to poke fun at Bradshaw's life and career.
HERE TO HELP
Between splashy celebrity events, Sparks also made some time for those in need at Ryan House in Phoenix. "I got to visit the amazing place that is a haven for kids who need care and their families," she says of the experience.