GLENDALE, AZ — Valley vaccine volunteers were treated to a Super Bowl dinner as a thank you for their hard work during the vaccine rollout.
On Super Bowl Sunday, while Tampa Bay and Kansas City were battling it out on the football field, volunteers were administering the COVID-19 vaccine at State Farm Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals.
"People have all come out here for one reason," said Susan McKinley, site manager for Blue Cross/BlueShield. "To help other people."
A big-screen TV played the Super Bowl for site workers, and a special Super Bowl-themed menu of "Kansas City and Tampa-themed meals including KC-barbecue ribs and Cuban sandwiches" were provided by Craft Culinary.
Thanks to 500 daily volunteers, State Farm Stadium is able to give 7,000 vaccines every day. So far, the site has administered more than 130,000 COVID-19 vaccines.
"The teamwork, the collaboration of working together with the Cardinals' Stadium. Everyone is also a part of this moving experience," said McKinley. "It’s a chance to celebrate. Celebrate themselves."