Nola 10 has officially begun! Nola 10 is 10 events hosted by 10 champions celebrating 10 Super Bowls in the city of New Orleans. In case you missed the above link a complete listing of these events can be found here: http://www.verizoninsider.com/nola10-superbowl.
Today Drew Brees hosted the kick off event which was a scavenger hunt around the French Quarter. Thirty-five teams of four raced to different locations using Verizon phones to gather information and solve clues. The winning team received VIP tickets to the Super Bowl. I helped teams register and taught them how to use the phones they were given. Most people were local and decked out in Saints gear, and every single person screamed when Drew walked into the room. I must say that he seems like a really nice guy, and we totally made eye contact.
After some speeches and rule giving all the teams walked outside to the starting line. There were a couple of energy packed WHO DAT! chants and the teams were released into the wild streets of New Orleans to fulfill their destinies.
I walked around to a handful of clue locations and every team I passed along the way was having a blast! Everyone was smiling, some people were running, others were leisurely strolling with drinks in their hands. Everyone was having fun whether they really wanted those Super Bowl tickets or they just wanted to enjoy the experience. When the time was up, all teams returned to the starting point where we had a party with food, prizes, football players, booze, and music waiting. Later, the winning team was announced and to everyone’s surprise, it was a group of ladies, one of whom almost fainted when her name was called. See ya’ll, women love sports just as much as men! The second place winner was also an all ladies team. Maybe women just follow directions better than men? I’ll let you be the judge of that.