I don’t think it’s any surprise that the Super Bowl is a huge corporate event as well as the biggest sporting event.
While there are those who are able to scalp a ticket – —-or save up all year to spend the roughly $1000 a ticket —-many in attendance at the “big game” are representing their business—-people of means—or celebrities.
This year, I’m happy to say there was one “working man” who not only attended the game; but in spectacular fashion.
My husband, David, I’m proud to say, is a courier for FedEx…and a great one at that. He works hard; is very conscientious; and rarely complains. He’s also a big sports fan. So when his brother, Mark, the CEO for Wheaton Van Lines (one of those corporate types)—-one of the many contributors to Indy’s bid for the Super Bowl—-offered him a chance to go to the game, he couldn’t pass it up.
David and Mark sat in the Quarterback Suite at Lucas Oil Stadium—with an unbelieveable view of the field—along with about 200 other people. Among the guests, basketball giant Shaquille O’Neal. Not bad company.
It wasn’t just the game—or the halftime show. Mark also received tickets to events all week; (i,.e. NFL Experience, Media Party), free parking, jackets sporting the Super Bowl logo (although someone walked off with David’s); seat cushions; and a luncheon at the Columbia Club before the game as part of the company “perk package”. And he was generous with all.
Since I couldn’t be with him, I requested (many times) that my better half send me pictures of his adventure. Below are some of the snapshots of a once in a lifetime opportunity for a man who would never ask for anything–but deserves everything.