In Part Three of WFYI's look at the "Super Bowl Legacy Project," the paces quickens for both Host Committee and volunteers alike with Super Bowl 46 just two weeks away. Host Derwin Smiley profiles a day in the life of Allison Melangton, the Committee's CEO, and that of Tessie Lloyd-Jones, considered by many to be "Super Volunteer." Mr. Smiley talks with Bev Meska, an 82 year-old Michigan City woman who's hand-knitted over 250 "Super Scarves" for volunteers, and examines the unorthodox partnership between the Host Committee and inmates at the Men's and Women's Prison who are helping with the scarves project. Then, he takes paint brush in hand to volunteer with the 46x46 mural project. Mr. Smiley tours the site of the proposed Super Bowl Village, looks at "Super Kids/Super Welcome" and then heads to the Near Eastside, the location of the Super Bowl Legacy Project, to see how residents are learning skills to take advantage of new job opportunities. Finally, he hands the ball off to student journalists from Tech High School, who'll take a look at how the Legacy Project has impacted the city's young people through art.
Gametime is Showtime: Indy's Super Bowl Legacy Pt. III is sponsored by Chase, Citizens Energy Group and the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership.