Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hockey and then some… Day 478 06MAR10

We had the most awesome hockey evening tonight! Joshua was at the Lightning game as Boy of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was an amazing evening for all of us.

Joshua and I got to sit on the Lightning bench during their warm up time on the ice. Several of the players skated up and talked to Joshua, Steve Downie, Ryan Malone, and our Goalie Mike Smith. Downie and Malone both gave him pucks right off of the ice. Renee and Jarrod got to watch from the side of the rink where the zambonies come in. It was amazing being that close to the players especially without the glass separating us. Joshua was totally enjoying himself.

Can you tell who his favorite player is? Next Joshua and I were on TV as they talked about the LLS and the kids that they help.

After warm ups we were taken up to a luxury suite on the club level to watch the game. They had drinks and popcorn which made Jarrod very happy. The seats were great and we really enjoyed the view. The game was fantastic with lots of action and the Lighning won 6-2.

But that wasn't all.

After the game the kids got to go down and meet Vinny Lecavalier the captain of the Lighting team. He was great and signed pucks and autographs for Joshua and Madison who is the girl of the year. We were beat by the time we got home but it was well worth it.

A huge thanks to the LLS and the Tampa Bay Lightning for giving all of us especially Joshua such an unforgettable evening.

1 comment:

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Wow!!!!!! What an amazing evening. I could easily turn green with envy.
I am so happy you got to experience the Lightning up close and personal. They are one incredibly giving group. And you are their "lucky charm".

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,