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November 14, 2017 10:06 PM

Sioux Falls Couple Is Part Of Crew 52

Super Bowl 52 is still a few months away, but thousands of volunteers from all across the country are busy getting ready for the big game. 

That includes a couple from Sioux Falls. They're diehard Minnesota Vikings fans, which they say might have helped them get selected.   
 
Super Bowl 52 is going to be played in Minneapolis this year and preparations are well underway. 

When former Minnesota Viking Chad Greenway made the announcement they were looking for 10,000 volunteers to be a part of Crew 52, Candace Lydic and her husband signed up. 

"I thought, 'Well, what are the odds.  Let's just do it,'" Lydic said.  

Lydic and her husband both got emails notifying them they were two of 14,000 people who were invited to Minneapolis for a face-to-face interview. 

"So we went up there, had the interview process, couple months later got the email and the phone call that said I was one of the 10,000," Lydic said.  "I couldn't believe it; screaming and jumping up and down in the break room. I said this is awesome, this is a once in a lifetime deal for me very excited can't wait." 

That excitement carried over into this past weekend when she and her husband attended their first volunteer meeting.  They have volunteer mittens to prove it. 

Some of their responsibilities could be greeting fans at the airport, helping people find their way around Minneapolis or helping police with security.  

But their main responsibility is to make sure everyone is having a super time. 

"We are going to be ambassadors for the state of Minnesota during the Super Bowl," Lydic said. 

Ambassadors who won't be getting paid for 10 days of work, but the memories will be priceless. 

Lydic says they'll find out more specifics about what they'll be doing in a few weeks.

One thing they won't be doing is watching the game.  The volunteers are not allowed inside the stadium during the game. 

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