Super Bowl XLVIII Looking for a Few Good Volunteers
By @jschonb on March 01, 2013
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It seems like the Super Bowl just happened but already plans are underway for the next one. And the Super Bowl XLVIII host committee is looking for a few good men (and women) to help. In fact, they're looking for about 20,000 volunteers to help pull off the first Super Bowl in the Big Apple next year.
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Wow. What an opportunity. Read on.
Volunteers will serve in a variety of roles. Primarily they will be stationed at the three local airports, major train stations, select hotels and even prominent street corners, welcoming people to the area and providing them with information.
Volunteers will also be needed to help run Super Bowl Boulevard, the 10-block stretch of Broadway from 34th Street to 44th Street that will be closed to traffic during the week to host a number of NFL-related exhibits and events.
Apparently the idea of standing on a cold New York City street corner in February hasn't dissuaded fans. An estimated 12,000 people have already signed up via the host committee's website.
What can volunteers expect for time served (besides frostbite?) They'll receive an official (presumably warm) uniform, which they will be allowed to keep, but they WON'T get tickets to the game.
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