Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hockey in the Mid-South

.It's Hockey season in the Mid-South !!!

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 


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