Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce President Julie Beck put the Pickle Capital on the map again — working at the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida. And, this time, a family member joined Beck in her endless chase for adventure.
She and her sister beat out a number of others hoping to be selected as a staff member among those behind the scenes at the Super Bowl. Beck and her sister, Shelley, were selected from hundreds who had applied for the weekend gig.
It was an adventure that left both with memories to last a lifetime.
The sisters actually served as way-finding staffers at the annual Super Bowl that attracted millions people from around the world. They worked the first floor concourse (hallway) where they directed traffic, answered questions and greeted visitors, Beck said.
“We met people from everywhere and had a blast and were a short distance from the field and occasionally popped in and out to see the game and the halftime show,” she said.
She called it “an amazing experience.”
“We arrived at Hard Rock Stadium at 10 a.m. to receive our uniform and credentials and left the stadium at 11:30 p.m. It was a long day on our feet, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything,” Beck said. “Plus, I have cool Super Bowl LIV gear: hats, shirts, jackets and a personalized name badge (putting Mount Olive on the map).”
The local chamber president, who is widely-known as a world traveler, said the application process to be a Super Bowl volunteer/worker began last August, but it paid off with a lifetime of memories.
The day before the Super Bowl, Beck had volunteered for two 5-hour shifts.
Her job was to take photos of visitors with large NFL helmets and assist with the parade.
“I met people from around the world and had a blast,” she said.
“Apparently, I did a great job as a team captain, because they gave me a card recognizing me for my positive attitude, friendliness with visitors, and continuous smile,” she said. “Little did they know this is who I am and what I do. I love reacting with others.”