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Chiefs sending vaccinated ‘local healthcare heroes’ to Super Bowl LV

An unspecified number of local Kansas City healthcare workers are heading down to Tampa to see if the Chiefs can run it back.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have selected what they have coined “local healthcare heroes” to attend Super Bowl LV in Tampa as guests of the team on Sunday, February 7.

The Chiefs are designated as the official visiting team as they play the hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers on their home field for the championship.

The team said that the selected healthcare workers attending Super Bowl LV will have completed their COVID-19 vaccination prior to traveling to Tampa.

“We are very excited to invite healthcare workers from Chiefs Kingdom, including a number of individuals from our official healthcare provider, The University of Kansas Health System, to be our Super Bowl guests in Tampa this year,” said Chiefs president Mark Donovan in a statement released by the team. “These individuals, like so many healthcare workers throughout Chiefs Kingdom and beyond, have given and sacrificed a lot during the ongoing pandemic. Inviting them as our guests is one way we can thank them for everything they have done for the residents of Kansas City. It’s been an unusual year and season, but it’s incredibly special for us to make it to back-to-back Super Bowls and have Kansas City healthcare workers there as we try to finish the job and run it back in Tampa.”

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