Tampa Bay Super Bowl Host Committee Exceeds Goal of 6,000 Volunteers
TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Super Bowl Host Committee has announced that it has exceeded its volunteer recruitment goal of 6,000. The Host Committee has completed the recruitment phase of the volunteer program and is no longer accepting volunteer applications.
“Our volunteer team is set, and we’re ecstatic to have reached this milestone so quickly,” said Host Committee Chairman R.A. “Dick” Beard, III. “This fall we’ll concentrate on training our volunteers and getting them ready to welcome the world to Tampa Bay in 2009.”
In a little more than five months, more than 6,400 Tampa Bay residents completed the online application and signed up for volunteer shifts at area airports, hotels and the NFL Experience. Host Committee volunteers range in age from 18 to 88, with the majority of volunteers being women. More than 11 percent speak an additional language and 20 percent bring previous experience having volunteered for Super Bowl XXXV.
Beginning in late October, volunteers will attend a one-hour training session specific to their volunteer assignment. Training will continue through the end of the year and will conclude with the distribution of volunteer uniforms and handbooks in January. Dates and times of training sessions are still being determined. Volunteers should stay tuned to www.TampaBaySuperBowl.com for the latest information.
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