On a day where my dad was in Miami hosting warriors at the Dolphins game…
And Warrior wishes were coming true at the Redskins game…
We also had the opportunity for the second straight Sunday to make Warrior Wishes come true in a suite at the Chicago Blackhawks game!
Our friend, Dave, donated his suite to make wishes come true at the last minute. Dave also donate a suite to “Da Bulls” game this past Tuesday. We cannot thank him enough for these opportunities. Because of his generosity we have been able to make over 20 warrior wishes come true at the United Center in the last week!
We met the warriors in front of the Michael Jordan statue about 45 minutes before game time and made our way up to the suite.
Today we had the honor of hosting Air Force Cpt Kyle Radke, Marine CPL Valerie Reynoso, Air Force Airman Annette Roberts , Navy Petty officer 1st Class Derek Bugbee, Navy petty Officer Kevin Finizio, Navy petty Officer 2nd Class Larry Taing and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Guadalupe Miranda in the suite! Dave’s son stopped by to thank the warriors for their service before the game.
Just like last week, the Hawks jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. We all danced to “Chelsea Dagger” all night long. The warriors enjoyed chicken fingers, a nacho bar & the sweet cart throughout the game.
The Hawks went on to beat the Sabres by the score of 4-1.
And if you recall, last week Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy stopped up in the suite to personally thank warriors, deliver gifts, signed autographs and took pictures…
Thankfully, he was not able to do that again. Because he’s off injured reserve and back on the ice. But that did not stop him from making wishes come true! He invited the group to come down by the ice after the game and took his time to meet the warriors! Unfortunately Connor took a puck to the knee and was walking with a limp, but not even that could stop him from showing his appreciation.
Connor also brought a gift for one lucky Warrior. He grabbed the game winning puck after the game had ended and gave it away to one of our warriors. Navy veteran Derek Bugbee, who plays goalie for the Blackhawks warriors hockey team, guessed the lucky number and won the puck!
Connor stayed to take pictures and sign autographs before making his way back into the trainers room. We hope his knee feels better soon and are thankful for all he has done to make wishes come true!
Another mission accomplished!
We want to thank Kyle, Valerie, Annette, Derek, Kevin, Larry & Guadalupe for your service and sacrifices. We hope you all made some memories you will never forget!
While we were at the Hawks game, Warrior wishes were also coming true at the Bears game in LA! Stay tuned…