First,a major shout out to SHUBA from driving up from St. Louis and doing Kramer's Gamers with me. It's been far too long since I've seen him and his daughter Belle. Jeff, (SHUBA) was there with me thru the alcohol times, so he's a friend for life...and those are rare. Miss you so very much Jeff!!
MAJOR SHOUT OUT to DOC NOYES for putting together one of the best events in Springfield, in my opinion. Guns N Hoses goes off without a hitch every year, and that is through a LOT of work. Jason is organizing and putting this thing together for MONTHS before the event. I don't know how much money they raised this time around, but from the looks of the crowd that was at the game, it will be a lot.
It was awesome to see JDAD and his son, JLYNN and crew, GELLIS and VAMPY.
Mike Wennmacher and Kyle for broadcasting the game. They did an excellent job! Wennmacher is going to have a nice career in Sports broadcasting. . . and his future and how far he goes is entirely up to him. He is a real professional!!
And to the brave firefighters and police officers who do a brave thing for us day in and day out - who took time out of their lives to play hockey for an awesome charity. We all salute you and we all appreciate what you do every single day! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
My son. He was in Heaven the entire time, and I think he has a little bit of the broadcasting bug. He stayed in the booth and was even doing some mock play by plays into the other microphone during the game. He is the love of my life. GOD I hope he doesn't go in to broadcasting. PLEASE GOD, anything but that.