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Super Bowl Host Committee Salutes Volunteers

13 Thousand And Counting

9/21/2011

The 2012 SuperBowl Host Committee is officially kicking off its salute to volunteers.

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Committee officials say they wouldn't be able to pull off the big event if it weren't for the 13,000 folks who are volunteering to help make the upcoming event at Lucas Oil Stadium a success come February 5.

Host Committee Chairman Mark Miles says the committee is following its own model that stresses inclusiveness and diversity in addition to efficiency.
 
Miles says the hope is that the volunteerism effort will continue and filter into other venues once the Super Bowl is done. The committee also has another 3,000 volunteer hopefuls on the waiting list. For the actual Super Bowl, some 8,000 volunteers will work 34,000 shifts.
 
Many volunteers have been working for the past three years and have put in 37,500 hours. Officials say hours clocked could reach 150,000 by the big day.
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