Mendota Heights Company Knits Official Super Bowl Beanie
Article from the Mendota Heights Patch
By William Bornhoft (Patch Staff) - Updated September 15, 2017 1:49 pm ET
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — When 10,000 volunteers hit the streets to welcome the world to Minnesota, they’ll be wearing a Minnesota-made custom Love Your Melon beanie. The "Crew52" exclusive beanie is the first piece of a full winter-ready uniform provided free of charge to all Crew52 volunteers participating in the 10 days of Super Bowl festivities, Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee.
The Love Your Melon beanies were knitted by Minnesota Knitting Mills, a Mendota Heights-based company that was founded in Saint Paul more than a century ago.
Love Your Melon, in partnership with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, will continue its mission by giving more than 5,000 Super Bowl winter beanies to Minnesota children who are battling cancer, according to a news release.
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The only way to get your hands on the special-edition Love Your Melon beanie is to become a Crew 52 volunteer, and interested volunteers need to act fast. Applications will close on Sept. 27, and interviews will end on Sept. 30.