First off, let's get this straight, PITA had this idea so major props to him for approaching me with it and I was happy to pass the word along to the Kings. Just having a small part in setting this up over the Holidays really made me feel warm inside.
Secondly, all I did was pass the word along to Mike Altieri, one of our friends in the front office and he came through like a champ. By the time the game rolled around he told me that Daniel would be sure get VIP treatment because even Dean Lombardi was in on it. Sure enough, as you can see the Kings came through big time.
This is the kind of thing that spreads warmth to everyone who participates which is why I asked PITA to share the story.
Thanks to the LA Kings, Mike Altieri, Mike Kalinowski, Jim and Bob, the players and everyone who made this kid's night so special.
And thanks to Daniel, PITA and the other Marines for paying the price so that we all can continue to live in freedom.