Nothing awesome happens unless you step out and take risks. Dallas Stars number 9 player Mike Modano realized this at a very young age. It sent him to the highest of heights in the world of Hockey (and sports overall). Because of that, I had a chance to witness a ceremony in his honor. And I gotta say this…I never win anything that’s THIS incredibly cool!
Last week, I checked my E-Mail and decided to enter a contest that was being ran by Haggar Clothing Co.
Best move ever!!!
A day or so later after commenting about Mike Modano’s number retirement ceremony and following @HaggarCo on Twitter, I received a notice that I won the contest!
I was hugely surprised and very happy about winning. I always wanted to go to a Hockey game but never had the opportunity to. Now was my chance.
I was officially dubbed the “Twitter Winner.”
On Saturday evening I rushed to get myself dressed up in my Haggar Clothing in order to support the individuals who chose me as the winner. According to the itinerary, I was to report to the Haggar Clothing suite in the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas. It was there that I had a chance to meet some incredible people who work for Haggar and the President of the company.
Hail To The Chief
Haggar Clothing Co President, Tim Lyons and Author, Youth Minister and Cartoonist Kendall Lyons…side by side, doing big things in North Texas and around the world! Coincidence, no way! Truth is, you can’t keep Lyons’ from running into each other. We’re pretty cool like that!
Though me and Mr. Lyons were not related (trust me, I asked), he did express as much excitement as I did about being there and about the fact we had another Lyons in the building.
Tasty food and good drinks were just a few of the features of the suite as we had a more than perfect view of the ice rink as Mike Modano’s number 9 was being retired.
The energy in the suite and in the American Airlines Center was incredible! We carefully watched the Dallas Stars defend their goal post and make as many goals as possible against the Minnesota Wild.
Now, I’m normally not into sports, but something that night happened to me. I got so absorbed into the game that I was calculating potential moves and strategies. If I was frustrated, I could only imagine the players and their stress.
Each goal was like a victory for me personally…something I could connect with. It was something all of us could connect with as we learned of the legendary Mike Modano and as we supported the ever so epic Stars.
I clearly understood why people were so into Hockey. My interest in Hockey was already growing in a steady good pace, but now, it is likely that Haggar Clothing Co has officialy convinced me to a Dallas Stars fan and has opened me up even more to the exciting world of Hockey.
I was victorious as the “Twitter Winner” and ALL of us were victorious in our support of the Stars…they delightfully defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-4.
Needless to say, this will not be my last game to see live!