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St. Olaf ‘Future Leader’ talks with WCCO-TV about Super Bowl experience

Chris Casey ’18 at the WCCO-TV studios. He will stay in Minneapolis all week as he gets a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of Super Bowl events and experiences.

As St. Olaf College student Chris Casey ’18 begins a super week with the U.S. Bank Future Leaders Program that will culminate with seats at this Sunday’s Super Bowl game in Minneapolis, he sat down for an interview with WCCO-TV.

The Future Leaders program highlights three young Minnesotans who are passionate about achieving their goals and dedicated to giving back to their communities. Casey is joined by fellow Future Leaders Contessa Boorman and Dominique Jones.

Along with tickets to the big game, these future leaders will also witness behind-the-scenes action at experiences like Super Bowl Live and Radio Row at Mall of America. They will also get to network with board members from U.S. Bank, as well as National Football League staff members and others working at the Super Bowl.

Chris Casey ’18 with WCCO-TV reporter Alia Lucia in Minneapolis, where he spoke with her about his U.S. Bank Future Leaders experience.

Casey, an economics major at St. Olaf, tells WCCO reporter Ali Lucia that what’s keeping him grounded during this exciting time is advice his grandfather gave him:

“Whatever opportunity you get, make sure you find some way to give back,” says Casey, noting that he’s incredibly grateful for this experience through the Future Leaders Program. “I get to learn from many industry experts that will make me a more polished individual, and hopefully I can take that wherever I go.”