August 1, 2011
Super Kids, Super Welcome

Indiana children of all ages have the opportunity to draw, color or write a welcome message to visitors staying in Indianapolis area hotels during Super Bowl XLVI. The 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee is partnering with Indiana Humanities to distribute the “Super Kids, Super Welcome” cards with a goal of collecting 18,000 cards—one for each hotel room expected to be occupied.

Parents, teachers, summer camp coordinators and other youth leaders from around the state are encouraged to participate.

You can view pictures of children completing the cards at a recent “Milk for Thought” event. And, read about the project through WTHR’s website, which featured the cards on a recent newscast.

“This is a great way to get children across the state excited about the Super Bowl,” said Allison Melangton, president and CEO of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee. “This project may involve families, summer camps and classrooms as they discuss the Super Bowl’s impact on our state, what makes Indiana a great place to live and why visitors will love being here.”

Children may personalize the welcome card by coloring, writing a short message and drawing a self-portrait. After the welcome cards are completed and returned to the Host Committee, they will be placed in hotel rooms across Indianapolis next February so they greet guests upon arrival.

“These welcome cards showcase our state’s love for sports,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities. “But in Indiana, it’s more than just a game, and it’s more than winning and losing. It’s Hoosier hospitality, community and economic development, and the spirit of competition. Hosting the Super Bowl in Indianapolis gives all Hoosiers a chance to explore these interesting topics.”

Download the card, here.

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