FedEx Delivers Vince Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII
Iconic Tiffany & Co.-Designed Trophy Delivered to the NFL Experience Prior to
The Big Game
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- January 30, 2013
As players, fans, and coaches arrive in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, one
special guest of honor arrived today via FedEx. As the Official Delivery
Service Sponsor of the NFL, FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) ensured the safe and
on-time delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the NFL Experience Driven by
GMC, marking a milestone in the festivities surrounding the big game.
“Every day, FedEx team members around the world work hard to carefully deliver
millions of pieces of precious cargo for our customers,” said T. Michael
Glenn, executive vice president of Market Development at FedEx. “Today, we are
thrilled to play a role in commemorating this marquee sporting event with the
delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans in time for Super Bowl
The iconic 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’ and
‘Super Bowl XLVII’ with the NFL shield.
To ensure the Lombardi Trophy’s safe arrival during its 1,100 mile journey
from New York to New Orleans, the NFL called upon the logistical expertise of
FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company. FedEx
Express security and additional team members were on hand to manage transfers
during every leg of the trip. Gary Hayes, a New Orleans native and FedEx
Express courier for 28 years, made the final delivery to the NFL Experience.
Throughout the week, fans visiting New Orleans can get up close and personal
with the trophy at the NFL Experience, pro football’s interactive theme park
at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. On Sunday, February 3, it will
finally be awarded to either the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers,
symbolizing a Super Bowl championship win for the 2012 NFL season.
“Every year leading up to the Super Bowl we look forward to giving our fans
the chance to see up close the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the NFL Experience,”
said Mary Pat Augenthaler, NFL vice president of Events. “We are pleased we
could team with FedEx to deliver the trophy to our fans in New Orleans before
it is awarded to the Super Bowl XLVII champions on February 3.”
To learn more about what FedEx is doing at the Super Bowl and throughout the
year, follow FedEx on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter via @FedEx.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing
fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx
Express uses a global air and ground network to speed delivery of
time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx, the premier global provider of transportation, e-commerce and
supply-chain management services, is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of
the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Through the weekly FedEx Air & Ground
Awards, FedEx recognizes those NFL players who represent the same speed,
precision and teamwork that their customers have come to expect from the full
range of FedEx air, ground, freight and international shipping services.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a
broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With
annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business
applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed
collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among
the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than
300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the
highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers
and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
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