Students, Staff Members Help Out at Super Bowl XLVII
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 [6:50 PM]
A group of the LWC students and staff members who worked at Super
Bowl XLVII in
New Orleans gather in front of the Mercedes-Benz
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- A group of 22 Lindsey
Wilson College students and staff members got to enjoy one of the
world's biggest sporting spectacles up-close.
Students in LWC's tourism, recreation and sport management
program spent nearly a week in New Orleans, where they worked
for the NFL at the 47th Super Bowl.
The LWC students were among students from 10 U.S. colleges
and universities who assisted the NFL with the event.
"A trip to the Super Bowl and working for the NFL is a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said student K. Grant Darnell of
Mount Sterling, Ky. "I will be forever grateful to Lindsey Wilson
College for this lifetime memory."
One of the LWC students' responsibilities was to work at the
the NFL Experience, a kind of sports carnival for football fans of
all ages. The LWC students did everything from running a
punt-return program, route-running and quarterback drills; helping
children make penalty markers; and coordinating pictures for a mock
The excursion to New Orleans was led by LWC residence-life
staff member Justin Cason, who is also an adjunct instructor in the
college's tourism, recreation and sport management
"This was a wonderful opportunity for students because they
get to put this event on their resume," Cason said. "Not every
college student can say they worked at a Super Bowl. That's
something employers will notice."
The LWC students also participated in the St. Bernard
Project, an organization dedicated to helping New Orleans residents
rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. LWC staff
member Cam Mueller has worked with that organization in the past
with several LWC students.
On game day, LWC the students assisted with events inside
the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and then once kickoff was held between
the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco '49ers, they got to watch
most of the game, including its over-the-top halftime
"My favorite part about this trip was having the opportunity
to experience the Super Bowl firsthand working for the NFL," said
student Isaac Martinez of London, Ky. "I never would have had the
chance to do this if I had not chosen to attend Lindsey Wilson
College, and I'm sincerely thankful for this