Two South Shore Health Workers Receive All-Expenses Paid Trip to Super Bowl LV

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Weymouth, MA – Two South Shore Health clinicians will be among 76 vaccinated healthcare workers to represent all six New England states at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla. as guests of the Kraft family. These healthcare “superheroes” will be granted an all-expenses paid trip to the game, including roundtrip travel on the Patriots team plane.

The mission of this trip is two-fold, according to the Kraft family: to recognize and thank a representative group of the countless healthcare superheroes in New England, and to celebrate and spread the important message of getting vaccinated. All attending healthcare workers have been fully vaccinated no later than Jan. 24, or 14 days prior to travel.

Joining the group of 76 will be Maria DaSilveria, Nursing Assistant, South Shore Hospital and Alanna MacCord, RN, Critical Care Unit, South Shore Hospital.

“We are enormously grateful to the Kraft family for giving our colleagues the opportunity to represent healthcare workers here at South Shore Health, and from across New England, at Super Bowl LV,” said Allen L. Smith, MD, MS, President & CEO of South Shore Health.

“This wonderful gesture highlights the extraordinary dedication that Alanna, Maria, and all the members of our healthcare community have to taking care of patients and ending the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so thankful for their efforts each and every day.”

“Last April, when our plane returned with masks from China, we never could have imagined the devastation this pandemic would cause, nor could we have dreamed of the heroic stories and achievements that have come to be as a result, especially the dedication of healthcare workers on the front lines and the creation of safe and effective vaccines,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft.

“Ten months later, it’s an honor for us to celebrate these healthcare workers by giving them a well-deserved break for a day and an opportunity to enjoy the Super Bowl, a reality that is only made possible because of the vaccines. We hope that in doing so, others are also encouraged to get vaccinated as they are able. Once again, we want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of the healthcare heroes who have risked their well-being to ensure ours. They are truly superheroes to us.”

In addition to one Super Bowl LV ticket and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly on the Patriots team plane, the 76 healthcare workers selected for this trip will also receive the following, courtesy of the Kraft family with help from the NFL: transportation from Gillette Stadium to Logan Airport with police escort, a ticket to the NFL TikTok Tailgate concert headlined by Miley Cyrus exclusively for vaccinated healthcare workers, a two-night complimentary hotel stay provided by Mark Stebbins and Leo Xarras of XSS Hotels, owner of both the Renaissance Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn at Patriot Place, a Patriots gift bag, a $100 VISA gift card to spend at Raymond James Stadium and ground transportation in Tampa.

The healthcare "superheroes" will depart from Boston Logan Airport the morning of Sunday, Feb. 7. They will return to Boston on the Patriots team plane after the game, arriving back at Gillette Stadium to complete their rewarding and memorable day.