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Thousands Volunteer for Super Bowl Effort

Organizers push for 4,000 more volunteers



    Thousands Volunteer for Super Bowl Effort
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    ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: A general view of the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    The North Texas Super Bowl Committee said Wednesday more than 6,000 people have signed up to be volunteers for Super Bowl XLV. The game will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Sunday, Feb. 6.

    Amanda Whitelaw, who leads the volunteer services effort said the committee is hoping it can get as many at 10,000 people registered as volunteers before the Oct. 31 deadline.

    Volunteers will help fans in a variety of ways including working as greeters at DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Others will be asked to work shifts at the NFL Experience, an interactive theme park at the Dallas Convention Center. There will also be opportunities to work at the Super Bowl Committee's headquarters.

    Anyone signing up for volunteer work will have to go through a background check and training before getting their assignment.

    Most of the volunteer work will be in the two weeks prior to the Super Bowl. Volunteers will get a uniform, but they will not get into the game or the stadium.

    So far, more than 200 people who have volunteered have participated in previous Super Bowls.

    Thirty-two percent of the volunteers who signed on are from Dallas County and 35 percent hail from Tarrant County. Twelve different countries are represented and 37 states, including Texas, are among those who have signed on to help.

    Click here to get more information about Super Bowl XLV.