FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Kevin and Colleen Bolger have traveled to New York and New Jersey to be a part of the Super Bowl experience, but in a different way.
The Fort Wayne couple will spend the next few days volunteering during the “Super Bowl Boulevard” located in the heart of Broadway in New York City. This part of the experience is where visitors can do many activities leading up to the game such as going down the toboggan run, getting a glance at the Lombardi trophy, free concerts and more.
“The job there that we have chosen to be greeters in New York City,” said Colleen.
This isn’t the Bolger’s first rodeo attending the Super Bowl as volunteers. They started in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. They also went the following year for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
While attending the Super Bowl, Colleen said there’s intense security.
“We have wristbands that we get checked every time you move anywhere from one compound to another. You know, we’re already checked in,” she said. “We have to show them our wristbands, go through X-rays.”
Volunteers will be greeting visitors at the airport, trains and hotels. There are about 9,000 volunteers at this year’s Super Bowl.