I have loved hockey for years. In fact, it is probably my favorite sport. (As the saying goes "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out")... Jere and I have been season ticket holders for some time and this year not only got involved with the booster club for our local minor league team, Mississippi RiverKings. Jere built a website for the club and is webmaster of 2 Man Advantage.
After becoming involved in the booster club, we applied to become a Family Sponsor for one of the players this season. These guys are young and many are from Canada or other European countries Being a sponsor gives you the opportunity to not only be an ambassador for your community, but help these guys out in a strange town with no family there to make life a little less lonely. Have them over to your house for a home cooked meal, help out with groceries for their apartments, treat them to an afternoon of bowling or a movie, pick up Mom or Dad when they come to town to see their boys play, etc.
Last night I got a phone call from Peter DiSalvo, one of the goalies. We had made a connection with him at some of the after-game parties held at the Fillin Station Grille. We are going to be his "Family Sponsor" for the 2014-15 season !!
Peter is 24 years old (just had a birthday last week) and is from Oakville, Ontario. Last year he was goalie for the Pensacola Ice Flyers who were the 2013-14 President's Cup Champions.
An amazing save at the goal line !!!
Jere and I are looking forward to being a friend to Peter and having a GREAT season!!!
Till next time