Saturday January 25, 2014

Wow, wow, wow.  What a night.  We are humbled by the support of our community and our hockey friends once again.

Tonight we received $500 donations from the Mayo Girls and John Marshall Boys Hockey programs. We had received one for the same amount from the Century Girls earlier this year.  So very cool to have these high school programs support us in this way.

Thanks to a great fundraising year, we were able to give not just two, but three scholarships tonight.

This year's winners of the Shannon O'Hara Memorial Scholarships are: Katie Aney from Century HS, Bethany Gibson for Mayo HS, and Sam Broman from John Marshall HS.

It was truly a joy to interact with these kids and their families tonight, and they accepted the honor with such pride.  We couldn't ask for more.  It's a way we can honor our girl, and that feels good.  (FYI - after receiving the Shannon scholarship, Sam scored two goals in tonight's game!)

I have to give a shout out to Erin - she spent 8 hours playing volleyball today, hustled home to shower , dress, and put a smile on her face to go and honor her sister.  She's a beauty inside and out.

If you haven't had enough of us, you can tune in to Rosen's Sports Sunday tomorrow night on WCCO-TV.  A reporter and photographer came down a couple of weeks ago and hung out with us for the Shannon Cup.  The story will air tomorrow night on Channel 4 after the 10 o'clock news.

We never intended this to be our life, but we do intend to hold our heads up and do what we can do while we are here.  For Shannon.