By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There won’t be many fans at the Super Bowl this year, but four people in the crowd will be UPMC health care workers.READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Lawrence and Beaver Counties, Parts Of Ohio
The Pittsburgh Steelers in partnership with the NFL picked the four vaccinated health care workers to be rewarded with an all-expense paid trip to Sunday’s game in Florida.
These healthcare heroes came in for a meeting.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 3, 2021READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police: Man In Critical Condition After Shooting On North Side
The Steelers shared a video of the workers being surprised with the news.
“These healthcare heroes came in for a meeting. They left with a trip to the #SuperBowl,” the Steelers tweeted.
UPMC Shady Side Director of Respiratory Care Services Breen Smith, one of the four health care workers selected, said the experience was humbling.MORE NEWS: 'Say Their Names' Prayer Service Remembers 36 Victims Of Social Injustice
Nearly 8,000 of the 25,000 fans at the Super Bowl will be vaccinated health care workers. They’ll wear masks, social distance and follow the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol.