This is a story that has been sitting in the back of my mind for almost a year. It hasn’t been sitting there because of lack of inspiration mainly it was there because of the lack of time. Ever felt like you had so many great stories to write only to run out of time. This story is about one of those once in lifetime experiences (well maybe not now but when it was happening we thought it was.)
As most of you know most Saturday nights we are attending a Carolina Railhawks soccer game if the team has a home game. The last game of last season the girls and I were given the opportunity to sit on the sidelines before the game (chatting with a few players) and then after the game, we were escorted back on the field for pictures and autographs. This was the same game that I was able to shadow Evan, head of ticket sales.
At first my girls weren’t too happy that I signed them up for this because they thought they were too old… The players know us all by now so they like to pick on the girls a little bit. So yea you can say that this mom thoroughly enjoyed it.
Being up close and personal with the players was an awesome experience and after the girls thanked me for allowing them to have this experience. So maybe mom’s ideas aren’t so bad after all. 🙂 Here are some pictures from this experience last year.
Hanging out on the bench before the game
Here they are waiting to go out on the field after the game.
With my favorite player Austin da Luz. He was one of the ones who talked with them before the game.
With Austen King a favorite player for the whole family.
Of course we had to get pictures with their favorite players. Here they are with Gracie’s favorite Justin Willis.
Here is Maddie with her favorite player, Akira Fitzgerald, the goalie. Did you notice how they matched?
And here is Mikaela with her favorite player, Cesar Eliozondo, who you may remember was traded this season.
And of course I had to get a picture with my favorite player who has recently returned to the Railhawks. I am happy to say that I am currently writing a blog post about him. Look for it soon.
If you live in the Raleigh/Durham and are interested in this experience for your kids contact the Carolina Railhawks to check it out.