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February 14, 2012

SB Host Committee offers thanks to Hoosiers

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.

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