Once again, thank you for coming out to another Rent the Rink event. Our first successful trip outside of Detroit saw 32 players attend. We had prizes from STX, Howies Hockey Tape, Original Stix, and of course Mitten Sports. Without generous sponsors like these, this event doesn't go off nearly as well. If you won a prize, please throw them a shoutout on social media - they (and I) would sincerely appreciate it.
I'd like to acknowledge the work that Austin put in, creating the amazing jerseys, shirts, and stickers, and for doing a fantastic job running quite a lot of the social media for Rent the Rink. If I asked to tweak something visually, he politely guided me in the right direction (which was generally his idea in the first place). The effort that Austin laid out in order to create something as visually stunning as he did cannot go unnoticed.
I'd also like to thank Jeff for creating and maintaining our website. We did lots of trial runs on the website - trying to break it - and we couldn't. There were very minor hiccups that were easily overcome, and we learned how to be better for next round. Again, Jeff, Thank you for your dedication and coordination.
To Justin Ellison of the Avalanche organization, thanks for working with us to create an event that left everyone smiling.
Thank you to Michael Martin, the official photographer of the Avalanche. The images that we've seen have been nothing short of phenomenal. You did a fantastic job of capturing the emotions of the day, and we're anxiously awaiting the viewing of the video!
Thank you to Charlie Webb from Mitten Sports for getting apparel printed, donating merchandise, and securing prizes for our group. Without you, Rent the Rink would not have this much success.
Also, I'd like to thank Mike and Paul for personally showing this Canadian around. From mountains to guns to pigs, you guys were incredibly welcoming, and I sincerely appreciate it.
And finally, thank YOU for taking the time to skate with us at the Pepsi Center. We sincerely thank all you guys for travelling from places like New York, Michigan, and Montana just to play some hockey.
We look forward to seeing you next season, whether at Little Caesars Arena, Florida (!?), or somewhere else. In the meantime, know that we'll be spending the summer working diligently to make the next events even more memorable. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date!
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