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ABC 6 News Catches up with Rochester Crew 52 Member

February 03, 2018 11:37 PM

(ABC 6 News) – The week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday is busy, to say the least.

With so many events, attractions, and visitors from everywhere, there are a lot of moving pieces—and lots of volunteers are needed to help make everything go smoothly.

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“There’s even more energy than I was expecting,” Crew 52 volunteer and Rochester resident Emily Whitcomb said.

“There’s so many people.”

During the week, leading up to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Whitcomb has been busy helping people navigate from point “a” to point “b,” while also taking in a unique atmosphere which Super Bowl week presents.

“It’s just interesting to see, there’s celebrities left and right, there are people from here in Minneapolis, there are people from all the way from Australia, Japan that I’ve met,” Whitcomb said. “Jenny McCarthy was here with her blue hair, that was pretty surprising. She rocked it.”

“It’s interesting to see all the people woven into this one experience right here at the Mall of America.”

As the clock ticks closer to kickoff between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots from US Bank Stadium, the crowds continue to grow in front of Whitcomb’s eyes.

“There’s a lot more people, a lot more security, a lot more foot traffic happening,” Whitcomb said. “I think a lot of people have gone to all the experiences, and now they’re just trying to be warm and shop and hop around here.”

Before this year, the last time Minneapolis hosted a Super Bowl was in 1992—so Whitcomb is proud of being a part of something which may not come back to the “Bold North” for a while.

“The best part probably just the bragging rights,” Whitcomb said. “Just to say you’re volunteering for the Super Bowl, it’s pretty fun to share that experience with other people and for a hot-second, people think I’m cool!”

Kickoff for Super Bowl LII between the Eagles and Patriots is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.


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