Iconic Tiffany & Co.-Crafted Trophy Delivered to NFL Experience Prior
to The Big Game
MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As players, fans and coaches head to northern California for Super Bowl
50, one special piece of hardware has arrived via FedEx. As the Official
Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL and the Super Bowl, FedEx ensured
the safe and on-time delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the NFL
Experience driven by Hyundai, marking a milestone in the festivities
surrounding The Big Game.
“Every day, more than 340,000 FedEx team members around the globe help
deliver a wide variety of special packages to our customers,” said
Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president, Integrated Marketing and
Communications at FedEx. “It’s an honor for FedEx to deliver the iconic
Vince Lombardi Trophy to football fans in the Bay Area in advance of
Super Bowl 50.”
The historic trophy, which was handcrafted by artisans at Tiffany & Co.,
is made of sterling silver and depicts a regulation-size football in
kicking position on a pyramid-like base that features the words ‘Vince
Lombardi Trophy’ and ‘Super Bowl 50’ along with the NFL shield. To
commemorate this season’s historic Super Bowl, the iconic trophy is
accompanied by a ‘5’ and a ‘0’ plated in gold that will be set behind
the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Phil Tejero, a San Francisco-area resident and FedEx Express courier for
17 years, made the final delivery to NFL Experience with the help of
former NFL player and three-time Super Bowl champion Roger Craig. The
trophy arrived in a FedEx Express zero-emission all-electric vehicle,
part of the company’s EarthSmart program designed to guide the company’s
environmental commitment in the communities where it operates.
During its journey, the one-of-a-kind trophy was monitored by
SenseAware, powered by FedEx. SenseAware tracked its journey from NFL
Headquarters in New York through the FedEx World Hub in Memphis to the
Moscone Center where it is now on display. The device also tracks
environmental factors such as temperature and humidity and monitors
light detection, which would indicate if the package was opened before
its arrival in San Francisco. Throughout the week, fans visiting the Bay
Area can get up-close and personal with the trophy at NFL Experience,
pro football’s interactive theme park at the Moscone Center. On Sunday,
Feb. 7, it will be awarded to either the Denver Broncos or Carolina
Panthers, commemorating a Super Bowl championship for the 2015 NFL
“Every year leading up to the Super Bowl our fans enjoy being able to
see the Vince Lombardi Trophy up-close at NFL Experience,” said Mary Pat
Augenthaler, NFL vice president of Events. “We are pleased we could team
with FedEx to continue this tradition in the Bay Area before it is
awarded to the Super Bowl 50 champions.”
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company,
providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and
territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed
delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with
a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.
With annual revenues of $49 billion, the company offers integrated
business applications through operating companies competing collectively
and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.
Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted
employers, FedEx inspires its 340,000 team members to remain
“absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and
professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
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