Peterborough Huskies Attend Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Fest
It was late August when I saw the message on the Oak-Land Ford Lincoln Facebook page offering free tickets to the upcoming Toronto Maple Leafs Ford Fan Fest. All I had to do was be one of the first 20 people to respond naming my favourite Leaf, which happens to be David Clarkson. I was notified I was one of the lucky 20 winners and instantly let 3 of my players know I would be bringing them with me!
My name is Chris Williams and I am the head coach of the Peterborough Huskies Special Needs hockey team. We provide the opportunity for anyone aged 5 85 to play ice hockey regardless of physical or neurological needs. The 3 players that accompanied me on that beautiful Sunday morning were Clarissa R., Rodney M and Tony D of the Huskies Intermediate team who just happen to be huge Leaf supporters!
The onsite staff were very helpful and recommended we begin our day with the dressing room tours. To say we were impressed would be a huge understatement, it was absolutely beautiful and all of the Huskies were able to sit in their favourite Leafs spots. The visitors room, as expected was not quite up to the same standards but our goalie Clarissa was thrilled to be able to put on Montreal Canadiens goalie Cary Prices pads.
We spent a lot of time just walking around and taking in the sights and sounds as well as talking to people about the Huskies and special needs hockey. The Ford team was everywhere and every helpful, we checked out the new 2015 Mustang and a sweet white Ford Focus. I tweeted pictures of the gang around the cars and we were lucky enough to win 4 tickets to an upcoming Leaf came compliments of Ford Canda and the @TheFordFANatic
We finished our day meeting Leaf legends Darryl Sittler and Dave Tiger Williams who were more than happy to take some pictures and sign autographs for the Huskie players.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank Oak-Land Ford Lincoln for providing the Ford Fan Fest tickets; it was a great day for all of us and a wonderful experience for the Huskies players!
Chris Williams Head Coach Peterborough Huskies Special Needs hockey team