Time to Shine
It's offically Super Bowl season. The sports worl turns its attention to Minnesota.
Millions of Americans will be watching as the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles afec off in the big ga,e. which will be held in Minneapolis, just 75 miles northeast of Kasson.
Through 18 weeks, the two teams have shown that they have what it takes. Now, it’s time to show that we, members of the Dodge County community, have what it takes to help our state host the Super Bowl.
After all, with enormous ticket prices, some visitors may choose to spend less on a hotel by staying farther away, such as our county.
This next week-and-a-half gives us an opportunity to prove a point: that we really are Minnesota Nice.
That will be my goal when I volunteer at the Excel Energy Center on Jan 28. I will be working with the production staff of NFL Network. However, outside of my duties, I’m sure that I will encounter some visitors, and I’m hopeful they’re willing to approach me with any questions.
If you’re going to be volunteering for the Super Bowl or just visiting the Twin Cities, please be as helpful and as accommodating as you can. One small act can make a big difference, especially since visitors may not know where they should go next and big crowds can add to the anxiety.
To alter a quote from President Kennedy, ask not what your state can do for you, ask what you can do for your state.
While the Vikings may not be in the Super Bowl, we can gain that state pride by doing a great job in our role as host.
Your helpfulness could also cause some Patriots’ or Eagles’ fans to visit Minnesota again sometime, which would give us another chance to show off our great state.