Fairhaven, Swansea Nurses Heading to Sunday’s Super Bowl
By now, I'm sure you've heard the news about the NFL inviting 7,500 healthcare workers to Sunday's Super Bowl in Tampa Bay. We thought we couldn't have been happier to report about it on Fun 107 – until now.
We were even more thrilled to find out this morning that not one, but two COVID nurses from Charlton Memorial in Fall River will be given the VIP treatment as the NFL's honorary guests this weekend in Florida.
Jessica Read from Fairhaven and Kyla Sears from Swansea will both fly down to the Super Bowl on "Air Kraft," the Patriots team jet housed at TF Green Airport. They'll get luxury ground transportation with a police escort to and from the airport, receive two nights hotel stay in Tampa Bay, tickets to Super Bowl LV, tickets to the NFL TikTok Tailgate concert starring Miley Cyrus, a Patriots gift bag, and a $100 Visa gift card.
Both nurses admitted that they initially thought they were being scammed when they got a call from the HR department over the weekend letting them know they were winners.
"I thought I was being punked!" said Jessica.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft surprised the health care workers with the news on a Zoom call. Although Jessica and Kyla were not able to make the call, the two women made sure to thank Mr. Kraft and the Kraft Family on the air for his generosity in offering up the Patriots plane for the trip.
It's going to be a girls-only weekend at the Super Bowl for Jenna and Kyla, so how did their men react to the news that they were being left behind as the two nurses get VIP treatment in Florida?
"Immediate disappointment," laughed the two ladies.
Both of the nurses say they are huge Tom Brady fans. They'll see TB12 play in his record-setting 10th Super Bowl.
The NFL says the mission of the trip is two-fold. The league wants to recognize the selfless dedication that has been demonstrated by healthcare workers during the pandemic, and to spread the important message of getting vaccinated.