Tuesday January 17, 2017

Snow day! Actually, ice day is more like it... Rain, sleet and ice overnight has led to schools being closed today in the Rochester area. Erin's first snow day of her junior year... always an unexpected treat.

Actually, Erin doesn't even know that it's a snow day yet, because she is still asleep! She will be glad to have an extra day to catch up on homework/projects/finals preparation. Two weeks left in the first semester, so it's crunch time.

I will work from home today and enjoy the extra time with Erin. I love that I have that kind of flexibility...

Dan had to hit the road as the customer in Green Bay doesn't care that we had an ice storm. So, off he went at dawn... someday he'll be able to retire from the road.

We are fast approaching our Shannon events at the end of the month. The scholarship applications have all been received and our board is reviewing them right now. It's going to be a very difficult year to pick a winner. Thank goodness we have the input of our board of directors to help us make the difficult choices. We will award the scholarships at Graham Arena on Saturday, Feb. 4.

First up, though, is the Shannon Cup hockey tournament Jan. 27-29. This is the younger age groups - 10&under and 12&under. 20 teams with 300 skaters will be in town to compete. I've been busy getting t-shirt orders from the teams, organizing volunteers, etc. It's work, but it's worth it.

I often joke that my job with the SOF is no pay, but great benefits... Sharing Shannon's story with these young athletes is always a rewarding experience.

Time to dig in and get through January. Here we go...