Four Grace College students and one faculty member have been selected to work as volunteers at events surrounding Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis February 3-5.
Josh Troyer, Ben Reno, Josh Remington, and Brandon Glock, all Sport Management majors, were selected from among 4,500 people who applied to fill the anticipated 3,000 volunteer positions available for events surrounding the Superbowl.
Three of the students, Reno, Remington, and Glock, will be assisting with the “NFL Experience,” which, according to the official NFL Super Bowl XLVI website, is “pro football’s interactive theme park offering participatory games, displays, entertainment attractions, kids’ football clinics, free autograph sessions and the largest football memorabilia show ever.” Troyer will be assisting with operations at central command.
Dr. Darrell Johnson, faculty advisor for Sport Management majors, also applied to volunteer. Johnson will be in Indianapolis February 3-5, helping with various events, beginning with a Gospel singspiration on Friday evening. Johnson was also selected to serve as a “Special Ambassador” supervising groups of volunteers at the Super Bowl Village on the newly renovated Georgia Street area.
Johnson routinely encourages his students to take advantage of volunteering opportunities. “Volunteering helps students build their resumes and expand their networking base, and it’s exactly the kind of applied learning focus that the Sport Management program has been cultivating for the past five years,” Johnson said. According to Johnson, the Sport Management program has 70 students and is the fastest-growing major on campus.