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Chad Greenway seeking 10,000 Super Bowl LII volunteers

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway will be back in 2017, at least leading the effort to line up volunteers for the process of pulling off Super Bowl LII a year from now.

Linebacker Chad Greenway is going to part of the Minnesota Vikings in 2017.

Before anyone jumps to conclusions that he will be coming back for a 12th season, the Vikings announced that, as the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) takes the baton from Houston as the host city for Super Bowl LII, Greenway will be part of the volunteer effort.

At a Vikings-sponsored event in Houston called “Bold North Down South,” the Minnesota host committee announced the creation of the Crew 52, a name that coincides with Greenway’s number as a player. He will be the faceplate to recruit the thousands of preparation volunteers needed to help get the job done.

Greenway’s official title will be Volunteer Ambassador for Minnesota during the 52-week countdown to Super Bowl LII. His mission will be, according to a release sent out about the Crew 52 project, “generating excitement and support for MNSBHC’s efforts to recruit and train the 10,000 volunteers who will help put on a safe and successful Super Bowl LII in 2018.

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In a statement about his involvement as the front man for the program, Greenway implored Vikings fans who want to take part in the Super Bowl effort to get involved and showcase Minnesota in the best light possible.

“Hosting the Super Bowl is a great chance to show the world what we love about Minnesota, our great football fans, an incredible stadium and our bold north hospitality,” Greenway said. “If you are as excited as I am for Minnesota to host the big game, then I hope you will join me and sign up to be on Team Crew 52!”

While not specifically locked down for a date and time yet, the MNSBHC volunteer website is going to get up and running in the next few weeks and those interested in volunteering can sign up to get on the list for information as to the specific needs that will be encompassed by Crew 52.

On Monday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will join the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee at a press conference to officially turn the Super Bowl preparation over to Minnesota, the start of Handoff Week, which will culminate with a “Show Us Your Bold” rally at the Mall of America Rotunda.

It’s been quite some time since Minnesota was awarded Super Bowl LII, but, come Monday, it will become official that the Vikings are on the clock and the hard work of pulling off a seamless Super Bowl will begin in earnest.


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