NFL plans to honor front-line workers and “inspire” others to get vaccinated during Super Bowl LV in February in Tampa, Florida.
“As we all know, these front-line workers are true American heroes and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell shared in a conference call with reporters, according to the Washington Post in a piece published Wednesday. (RELATED: Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio Says He Doesn’t ‘See Racism At All In The NFL’)
The league is currently discussing with public health officials their desire to invite “vaccinated health care workers to the Super Bowl” as their guests. But they have yet to finalize all the details as the league awaits approval from health officials, according to the Washington Post.
“We also know that we need to rely on them for months to come to distribute vaccines and continue to treat all of those that are ill from covid and other illnesses,” he added.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 17, 2020
“We discussed an exciting idea to honor health care workers and thank them for their extraordinary service during the pandemic and also promote the importance of vaccination,” Goodell continued, noting the letter the NFL sent Tampa’s Super Bowl host committee. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Earlier today, Commissioner Roger Goodell sent this letter to Rob Higgins, President of the Tampa Super Bowl Host Committee: pic.twitter.com/Yo0pGjwt2d
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2020
“We all know that over the past year, these frontline workers have put their own lives at risk to the benefit of society and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” Goodell wrote in the letter. “We hope that in some small way, this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes as we look forward to a better and healthier year.”
The Super Bowl is currently set to take place February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.