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On the Road (Literally) to the NCAA Final Four
basketball

Around mid-March every year, a chronic and widespread delirium spreads across the U.S.that often results in a substantial loss of productivity in the workplace – or so I’ve heard. The cause, of course, is the NCAA basketball tournament, which gets underway March 13.

The championship series will be especially exciting for me this year because UPS is playing a very important behind-the-scenes role in delivering the tournament to college basketball fans.

On March 16, the court flooring that will be used in the 2012 NCAA Final Four will begin a seven-city tour via UPS Freight.  The court, which was manufactured by Connor Sport Court, will stop at select college campuses and UPS facilities to generate excitement about the tournament before finally making its way to the Superdome in New Orleans on March 23, just in time for the national semifinals.

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It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane… It’s a UPSer to the Rescue
Ethan Callif

UPS driver Ethan Callif of Columbus, Ohio, isn’t fooling anyone. “I’m just a regular guy,” he said. But sticking out from beneath his brown uniform collar, everyone can see his red cape.

It was a normal Thursday morning in July and Ethan was on his route when the unexpected happened. A traffic accident caused a motorist to lose control of her car and Ethan saw it crash into a deep pond. 

“I had no thoughts,” said Ethan. “I just knew I had to go get her.”

Ethan parked his package car, ran fully-clothed into the pond and swam out to the sinking vehicle. The lady in the car climbed out to sit on the passenger window sill with her hands on the roof, but she was sinking fast.  She couldn’t swim.

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