“There is greatness in serving than being served”, a quote that was shared at the start of the ceremony to celebrate all the individuals who’ve been chosen as a part of Team ATL Volunteer at Super Bowl LIII.
Since the beginning of the year, starting in February, the Super Bowl Host Committee has been tasked to find the perfect team of volunteers. What started off as 34,000 applicants of people from all over the world, the Host Committee was able to decide on a 10,000 strong, individuals to handle this once in a life time opportunity.
In the spring, the Super Bowl Host Committee chose it’s first 7,500 people to be the Captains of the Volunteers. This group has been logging in hours working around the stadium and the downtown area learning everything they need to know to supervise Team Volunteer.
The volunteers have individuals that cover every generation above 18 years of age. Out of which Gen X is the biggest group of the volunteers. The volunteer group represents 22 languages being represented and 90% of the group live in the Metro Atlanta area. The volunteers are made up of doctors, lawyers, professors and students.
IceBox, a local company chosen as the official uniform supplier, was to create a uniform that fit the NFL and Super Bowl model of sustainability while remaining comfortable and fashionable. They did a fantastic job with the backpack, Polo shirt, mittens, scarf, baseball cap, winter hat and winter coat. A piece of the uniform collection is fabric made from recycled plastic water bottles collected from Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Volunteers will receive six components as part of his or her uniform.
Icebox CEO and co-founder, Jordy Gamson, said the uniforms were “designed with a high attention to detail and craftsmanship, but with the understanding that they need to stand out as a recognizable symbol of Atlanta.”