The Hendricks County Flyer
Tue Feb 14, 2012, 04:02 PM EST
To the Editor:
"More Than A Game." This phrase defined the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee's playbook from day one. And you were integral in making this happen, ensuring Super Bowl XLVI impacted our state for years to come.
Thank you to the 133 donor companies who stepped forward in 2008 to financially support the Host Committee and allowed Indiana to secure the bid for Super Bowl XLVI.
Thank you for your partnership and contribution that positively affected more than 350 housing units, attracted new local businesses, and developed the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center and Indianapolis Youth Education Town on the Arsenal Technical High School campus as part of our Legacy Project.
Thank you to people from 45 different states, Washington, D.C., and four other countries outside of the United States who handcrafted more than 13,000 Super Scarves as gifts to our volunteers and frontline hospitality employees.
Thank you to children from all 92 Indiana counties who gave our guests a warm welcome with Super Kids, Super Welcome coloring cards placed in more than 18,000 hotel rooms.
Thank you to more than 100 local schools who registered to participate in Super Kids Super Sharing and donated sports equipment, books, and school supplies to less advantaged school-age students.
Thank you to the 17,250 people who completed Super Service training and provided excellent customer service.
Thank you to 32 student ambassadors who delivered the Indianapolis bid to NFL team owners in 2008 and continued to participate in Super Bowl programs through '12, their senior year of high school.
Thank you to 1st & Green participants, the Green Corps, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, RecycleForce, and organizations that made our state shine brighter and "greener" for the Super Bowl.
Thank you to companies who participated in the NFL Emerging Business program and provided NFL contractors with needed services to operate a Super Bowl.
Thank you to Traci Runge, Lisa Miller, the Indy's Super Cure team, and hundreds of other people that donated their time, money, and even breast tissue to the Komen Tissue Bank so that we are closer to finding a cure to breast cancer.
Thank you to the 900 volunteers who assembled Super Baskets of Hope for 7,000 hospitalized children across the country.
Thank you to our XLVI Faces who showed us how special it is to be Hoosiers and make daily commitments to improving their communities.
Thank you to our dedicated 8,000 volunteers and more than 800 committee members who gave an excess of 150,000 hours of their time, intelligence, and passion to Super Bowl programs.
Thank you to IMPD and all the local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel who kept us safe.
Thank you to all the City and State employees who worked tirelessly to ensure a seamless delivery of this event for all of our guests.
Thank you to our Board of Directors for their leadership toward a great victory.
Thank you to everyone who touched and was touched by the Super Bowl.
YOU DID IT ... and this state is better because of your efforts.
Super Bowl Host Committee
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