From Gary over at Eyes on Isles:
Good morning folks. Greetings from Raleigh NC, home of the 41st
annual NHL Booster Club convention. An annual gathering of hundreds
of hockey fans from across the US and Canada, celebrating friendship
and the game that we love so much.
I am actually writing some articles on my EYES on ISLES site, to let
everyone know what is going on. Since I extricated myself from my
office (a rare moment), I am actually getting to write a little this
We have representatives from about 15 NHL clubs or so (Booster/Fan
Clubs that are members of this organization have to be independently
run from their parent clubs), plus attendees from places that no
longer have NHL teams (Hartford and Oakland Seals for example).
We have spent a week traveling around NC (Bulls game, Wineries,
museums, Murder mysteries among other things). Last night – we had a
pig roast, (the pig was named Gary after Mr. Bettman – not me) a lot
of dancing, and just so much FUN! Today – we have a ‘meeting’ where
we find out what the clubs did during the season. Then some are off
to bowl and some to see the RBC center on a tour (ironically – there
is a free dental clinic going on at the RBC today – how poetic –
hocvkey and free dental work). Tonight – our beach party dinner will
have Canes TV voice John Forslund as our guest.
Not only are booster clubs a great way to help spread the love of your
team, but we all do a great deal of charity endeavours which makes it
If you guy can ‘spread the word’ about us – it would be most
apprecaited. If you have any questions, or comments, please send me a
note ([email protected]).
Eyes On Isles