This past weekend I was able to take a break from collecting bills at our collection agency
and enjoy an event unlike anything I have ever been to before. I was given the opportunity to see some of the great Detroit Red Wings players along with other Detroit sport celebrities of the past play softball at a charity event for the Joe Kocur Foundation for Children. It was Kocur’s 5th year putting on this event and the foundation assists local charities with the primary goal of focusing on families that need assistance either by financial means or logistical support.
Not only did I watch them play but also met them in between games. To walk right up to them without any security or obstacles and ask them for a picture or autograph was great. There were radio and TV celebrities as well but my main focus was meeting the players. Just a few of the people I met was Chris Osgood, Darren McCarty, Dave Rozema, Eric Hipple & Mickey Redmond. The weather was perfect, the players were having a good time and so were the fans. What a day to remember and all for a good cause. I’m looking forward to being there again next year. I want to say thanks to Jeff Spurgess for getting me the tickets as well as Matt Brown, from Ameriprise Financial, for introducing me to the celebrities. GO WINGS !!