MINNEAPOLIS, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) today officially opened its application process for its team of volunteers, known as Crew 52. MNSBHC is seeking up to 10,000 volunteers to assist in welcoming more than one million guests expected to visit our region during the ten days of festivities leading up to Super Bowl LII, to be held on February 4, 2018.
Beginning today, volunteers can log on to www.mnsuperbowl.com/Crew52 to apply and begin the process to join the Crew 52 team.
Former Minnesota Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway, now serving as Captain of Crew 52, first made the announcement today in an email to subscribers to the Host Committee's Fan Email list. The text of that email follows:
It's time, Minnesota.
The application to join Crew 52, our team of the best and boldest volunteers Minnesota has to offer, is officially open. And you, our Fan Email recipients, are the first to know.
So log on now to apply to be part of the Crew. And get ready to show the world your Bold.
We're preparing to welcome more than a million visitors to the Bold North. And our Crew 52 volunteers are the people who are going to show them the best of Minnesota: our warmest welcome, an amazing winter lifestyle, and memories for a lifetime. And our Crew 52 is going to do such a great job, our visitors are going to want to come back to the Bold North for more.
So what does it take to join the Crew? We're looking for up to 10,000 kind-hearted volunteers, who can help us extend that warm welcome to our visitors, and who can commit to three or more shifts during our 10-day festival. Crew 52 volunteers will be stationed throughout our region, welcoming guests in our airports, hotels, skyways and transit hubs, and helping make the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee's 10-day festival a great experience for everyone. (Sorry, no volunteers in the stadium on Game Day!)
Think you have what it takes? Join me in Bold School by watching this video.
What do you get? A free uniform (winter-ready!) and a chance to be part of the biggest, boldest event to come to Minnesota in a generation.
Are you Bold enough? Apply to become a volunteer by starting your application here. And join me on Crew 52 – the kindest, boldest crew in the North.
Fan Email subscribers were first-to-know when volunteer registration opened this morning. Chad's 'Bold School' video that accompanied the email can be viewed here.
"Volunteers are a critical part of ensuring each and every guest who travels to take part in Super Bowl LII has a memorable time," said Maureen Bausch, CEO of the MNSBHC. "For our guests, our Crew 52 volunteers will be their first warm welcome when they arrive in Minnesota, and their last goodbye. It's one of the many ways we're working to ensure that their Super Bowl visit will be one of many our guests make to Minnesota."
Previous Super Bowl host cities have seen a marked uptick in visits, meeting and convention bookings in the years immediately following successfully hosting the game.
Crew 52 volunteers are required to go through an application process, including a background check, interview, and training sessions, before serving during the ten days of festivities leading up to Game Day. Volunteers will help the MNSBHC welcome the more than one million expected guests to our region, serving at public gathering points such as airports, skyways, hotels, and MNSBHC events, to ensure the best guest experience during their time in Minnesota. Volunteers are not needed inside the stadium on Game Day.
Crew 52 volunteers will be asked to serve a minimum of three shifts of between four and six hours each. Benefits for volunteers include a free winter-ready uniform. A full list of frequently asked questions is available on the MNSBHC website, www.mnsuperbowl.com/Crew52. The Crew 52 volunteer program is supported by Cub Kindness.
"As we travel across Minnesota, the most frequently asked question we get is about volunteering," said Bausch. "Minnesotans who volunteered at 1992's Super Bowl festivities often share their souvenirs and memories from an important part of our state's history. We are excited to help make memories for a new generation."