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Passing the Shovel Ceremony Kicks Off Super Bowl XLVI Environmental Programs in Indianapolis

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Dianna L. Boyce
Director of Communications
2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee
(317)937-0223
dboyce@our2012sb.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2011

“Passing the Shovel” Ceremony Kicks Off Super Bowl XLVI Environmental Programs in Indianapolis

Indianapolis – Officials from the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee will join Jack Groh, NFL Environmental Program Director, and other local representatives on Thursday for the official “Passing the Shovel” ceremony. A bur oak tree will be planted tomorrow in Indianapolis as the last official tree associated with Super Bowl XLV is planted in North Texas. The ceremony marks the transition of the NFL’s Environmental Program to the Indianapolis Host Committee in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI.

WHEN: 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2011

WHERE:
 Arsenal Technical High School
1500 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Representatives scheduled to attend the ceremony include:

  • Rick Bossingham, Assistant Commissioner, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • David Forsell, President, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
  • Jack Groh, Director, NFL Environmental Program
  • Kären Haley, Director, Office of Sustainability, City of Indianapolis
  • Kalen Irsay, Vice President, Indianapolis Colts
  • Allison Melangton, President, 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee
  • Eugene White, Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools

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