FedEx Delivers Vince Lombardi Trophy to Arizona For Super Bowl XLIX
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 24, 2015 – As players, fans and coaches head to Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX, one special guest of honor arrived today via FedEx. As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL and the Super Bowl, FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) ensured the safe and on-time delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the NFL Experience Engineered by GMC, marking a milestone in the festivities surrounding The Big Game.
“Every day, more than 300,000 FedEx team members around the world pack, ship and deliver a wide variety of precious items for our customers,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president, Integrated Marketing and Communications. “Today, we are honored to play a role in commemorating this marquee sporting event with the delivery of another iconic and precious item, the Vince Lombardi Trophy, to Arizona in time for Super Bowl XLIX.”
The historic trophy, which was handcrafted by artisans at Tiffany & Company, is made of sterling silver and depicts a regulation-size football in kicking position on a pyramid-like base that features the words ‘Vince Lombardi Trophy’ and ‘Super Bowl XLIX’ along with the NFL shield.
Richard Bauer, a Phoenix-area resident and FedEx Express courier for 17 years, made the final delivery to NFL Experience with the help of former NFL player and Super Bowl XXXIV champion Torry Holt. The trophy arrived in a FedEx Express zero-emission all-electric vehicle, part of the company’s EarthSmart program designed to guide the company’s environmental commitment in the communities where it operates.
During its journey, the one-of-a-kind trophy was monitored by SenseAware, powered by FedEx, which tracked its location, as well as environmental factors such as temperature and humidity. SenseAware also monitored for light detection, which would indicate if the package was opened before its arrival in Phoenix.
Throughout the week, fans visiting Phoenix can get up-close and personal with the trophy at NFL Experience, pro football’s interactive theme park at the Phoenix Convention Center. On Sunday, Feb. 1, it will be awarded to either the Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots, commemorating a Super Bowl championship win for the 2014 NFL season.
“Every year leading up to the Super Bowl our fans enjoy being able to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy up-close at NFL Experience,” said Mary Pat Augenthaler, NFL vice president of Events. “We are pleased we could team with FedEx to continue this tradition in Arizona before it is awarded to the Super Bowl XLIX champions.”
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