<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/01/fin_blog.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed">Hello Canuck Nation!
Wow what a crazy first 2 weeks of July for the Vancouver Canucks! Some big signings, Summer Summit, and re-naming our building to Rogers Arena! Exciting times for sure. It is exciting for me as I am in Orlando, Florida for the 18th Annual Celebrity Mascot Games. This is my 8th consecutive Games which definitely makes me a veteran. I am the Captain of Blue Team and my team has won the last 2 years! But the real winners of this charity event are the children and their families. The charity is called New Hope For Kids and helps those with terminal-illnesses. Proceeds are raised by the tickets sold for those who attend the event as well as on-line auction which opens on e-Bay on July 15. Each mascot has donated 3 items of memorabilia for this auction. My 3 items were two, framed autograph players cards of the 2009/2010 team and a replica autographed jersey of Henrik Sedin, this year's recipient of the Hart and Art Ross trophies. So please check these items out as well as some other cool stuff to bid on @ www.mascotgames.org
Today, Wednesday, July 14 is Draft Day/Orientation Night for the mascots. We will get together and choose members for our teams, Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow. There are 29 mascots here representing the NHL, NBA, MLB, US colleges, and other sports teams.
Please check back tomorrow for the next update!
Until next time,