Giants doing their part to thank frontline workers
The NFL announced over the weekend that they will have 22,000 people in attendance for Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Of the 22,000, 7,500 will be healthcare workers who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I am the son of a nurse and all of you have a very special place in my heart,” Goodell said during a surprise video conference with health care workers at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. “I’ve seen the work that you do. My mom used to talk about it all day. It’s just extraordinary work and and we owe you our ongoing gratitude.”
“I want to personally invite each member of your team … to be our guest at the Super Bowl,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the hospital workers that will be in attendance.
It also looks like teams around the league are allowed to select their own healthcare workers to attend the big game. The New York Giants selected four vaccinated healthcare workers.
The people that the Giants picked are:
- Joseph Mannarano – interventional radiology nurse from Maywood, NJ
- Zenaida Palmros – critical care nurse from Freehold, NJ
- Cheryl Greenberg – phlebotomist from Hamden, CT
- Rosa Bermudez – phlebotomist from Southbridge, MA
Congratulations to the four healthcare workers that were chosen and I really hope they have a great time at the Super Bowl.