Hey folks… sorry we’ve been a little quiet lately… the folks at Defending the Blue Line have been busy with drills so they can defend the country, but they are back and have let us know that there are sticks waiting for us! Hooray! We’ll be able to make another delivery to Mikko at the end of the week! Watch for photos!
Speaking of Defending the Blue Line, learn more about this fantastic organization by reading this espnW article by Sarah Spain! They are hosting an NHL Player Charity game TONIGHT at Ridder Arena on the University of Minnesota campus! Please support them if you can! The Mini-Sticks project couldn’t happen without their generous assistance!! Plus… DTBL have invited the Mikko and the Gegens to be special guests at the event! How awesome is that?
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Why do we ask?! Well, last Thursday, Hockey 54‘s Launy Schwartz was a guest on George Brew‘s “What’s Brewin’ in Sports“* podcast to discuss the Stanley Cup Finals, and George managed to mix in a little info about Mini-Sticks for Mikko, the result of which had Launy digging through his crawl space to see if he could find a mini-stick throughout the rest of the interview. Here’s what he found:
Launy Scwartz with a stick he’s donating to Mikko!
So, what do you have in your crawl space? You don’t have to be on a podcast to start searching… show us what you got, and spread the word to your friends! Thanks Launy! We so appreciate your donation, and your gracious assistance in spreading the word!
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A few notes and reminders:
- Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant in New York City is and official drop off spot for Mini-Sticks for Mikko and they are offering a free pint of beer during the Stanley Cup Playoffs for every stick that you drop off! Gather up your sticks and bring them in!
- If you are in Minnesota and would like to drop off a stick in-person, donations are being accepted at Special Tees in Hastings.
- George Brew will be recording a special Game 2 podcast this evening from 5:00-7:00 pm eastern, in the shadows of the Prudential Center at The Stadium Shop! If you’re headed to the game, swing by and say hello to George! He’s been a great supporter of the project, and it just happens to be his birthday! So Happy Birthday to George and thanks for your efforts in spreading the word about Mini-Sticks for Mikko!
- Defending the Blue Line, a fantastic organization supporting hockey families with deployed military members is hosting an NHL Player Charity Game on June 20 at Ridder Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota! Your game ticket not only gets you in to an autograph session and the game, but it also automatically enters you into a drawing for some fantastic prizes! DTBL has been enormously generous to Mini-Sticks for Mikko by assisting us collect the sticks and helping to publicize the project! Please support their efforts if you can!
*Please note that the podcast can contain some “colorful” language, so keep that in mind if you want to tune in!
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