The Minnesota Regional CGA organized a massive 811 trapper hat giveaway in downtown Minneapolis near Super Bowl Live, during Super Bowl Week. More than 2,000 hats were distributed in two hours! The hats were distributed to everyone from news crews to police and fire fighters, as well as to at least 50 homeless individuals.
Everyone who received a hat had to answer the burning question, “What number do you call before you dig?” Word got out and by the end of the two hours, people were running into the Excel Energy tent yelling “811” so they could get a hat. The hats were worn all week around the Super Bowl activities and will be worn for years to come. A huge thanks to Gopher State One Call and Xcel Energy for sponsoring the hats.