Usually you see these guy skating, body checking and taking slap shots. Today, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins showed a different side: bead making.
The Pens and their wives/girlfriends have teamed up with the Palermo Heart-to-Heart Foundation to host a fashion show fundraiser benefitting the Beads of Courage Program.
What a cool idea!
Beads of Courage is a nationally recognized program that provides strings of beads to kids with serious illnesses. Each bead tells a story of honor, strength and hope and represents a different stage in their treatment.
Pens players will wear beads on their jerseys during warm-ups of the March 14 games. After warm-up, the players will put one bead in a baggie with a personal note of encouragement to a child fighting cancer.
And the wives & girlfriends will sell special Penguins logo beads on the concourse to help support the program. For a $5 donation, fans can get at bead for themselves, and a bead will also be donated to local program participants.
The wives/girlfriends are also hosting a fashion show April 2nd at Canteen 900 in Forty Fort to raise additional money for the program. Keep listening to KRZ for info on this special night out.
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. It’s a necessary evil for my job, but the clutter & negative nonsense kills me.
And Lissa & I both revealed today that we each joined Facebook for pretty much the same reason…to spy! I signed on to keep tabs on my son in college.
This morning we asked: Who or what convinced you to join Facebook?
It was the cool thing to do in 8th grade.
I still have never set up a facebook account till this day and am surviving just fine. Someday I may decide to join but for now just on twitter.
This is so funny. A friend of mine kept bugging me to join Facebook. We kept up with each other she lives in Philly I live in the Poconos. I didn't vote for Barack Obama. So she yelled at me and told me she could never be my friend. She deleted me from Facebook. And I haven't heard from her again. We were life long friends at that point.
I joined because my mom made an account for my 13 b day
I joined when my children were teenagers, so I could keep an eye on them :) now I'm hooked!
I joined Facebook in 2008 My friend signed me up when we were in a foreign country and I couldn't afford the international calls
I joined in 2009 to show off my daughter when she was born.
My daughter left for college at syracuse and my son entered high school so i wanted to follow them on facebook
I remember people leaving myspace because it took to long for the pages to load because of all the stuff we used to personalize it. I loved my MySpace
I joined to keep in touch with my brother when he moved to Iowa with my sister in law and nephew. I recently deleted my account because people on there can be sooo dramatic! I would read their posts and literally think to myself "oh shut the hell up" ha ha ha. I dont miss Facebook at all.
I joined in 2006 because my older brother had it & I had a HUGE crush on his friend. Haha. Crazy right?!
I joined because nobody was on myspace anymore.
I'm still not on facebook and neither is any of my famil! Including my teenage daughter! Too much trouble and drama!
As I get ready to watch the Super Bowl today, I was reminded of a blog I wrote a few years ago. I lost my Dad on Super Bowl Sunday in 2006. That was the year Pittsburgh & Seattle met. Super Bowl Sunday is always a time for reflection.
Here's the blog I wrote about my Dad in 2011.
Enjoy your day!
MY DAD & VINCE LOMBARDI
My Dad & Vince Lombardi are linked for life. They never met & I bet the only thing they had in common was a love for football.
Vince Lombardi of course was the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers. He won the first 2 Super Bowls as their coach. The trophy awarded to the winning team is named after him. It has been since 1970.
I read this week that 78% of all Americans will be watching. I’ll be one of them.
Once again this year I'll be watching the game with mixed emotions. It was Super Bowl Sunday 8 years ago that I lost my Dad. It seems like yesterday yet it seems like 100 years ago. If you've ever lost someone close, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
My Dad of course got me into football when I was young. I still remember watching the 1964 NFL Championship as a 7 year old. It was the last time my team, the Cleveland Browns, were NFL champs. If you’re a Chicago Cubs fan you know what I’ve been through—a lifetime of “wait til next year!”
As a kid growing up in North Jersey, the local high school (which I would later attend), would play their cross town rival on Thanksgiving. Even in the snow my Dad would take me. This is where my love of football first took shape. I’ve been a fan ever since…thanks to my Dad.
I’ll be thinking of you a lot this weekend, Dad. And here’s hoping someday soon you’ll be smiling down on me as OUR team finally plays in the big game.
I had so much fun hosting the KRZ Spotlight Lounge with THE FRAY yesterday at the Woodlands. First off...the guys were great. I see why their fans are so passionate.
Isaac, Joe, Dave & Ben are all down to earth guys. They love what they do, but don't forget their roots.
And the guys sounded amazing doing acoustic versions of "Heartbeat", "You Found Me" and their latest single "Love Don't Die".
What else did we learn about the band?
--What you read on the web is true. They came up with the name THE FRAY, by asking friends to write band names on pieces of paper, and they picked one out of a hat.
--They will be touring some time in 2014, but not until 2 of the guys become fathers for the first time.
--Isaac writes songs by singing and playing into his Iphone.
--They'll play a pre-party before Sunday's Super Bowl, then watch the game at MetLife Stadium thanks to the NFL.
--No surprise, since they're from Denver, they are all huge Bronco fans!
"What you talkin' about Willis?"
Be sure and check out THE FRAY's latest release "Helios", which hits the streets Feb25.
My friends at BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS invaded opening night of DISNEY ON ICE at the Arena Wednesday night. Look at the smiles on the kid's faces as they got to hang with Mickey & Minnie before the show.
Here's the little I was matched up with this month, 10 year old Josh. What an awesome kid! And another example of a little that's on the waiting list for a permanent match.
This was one of Josh's favorite moments of the show...The Little Mermaid.
Heads up: If you're going to Disney on Ice, dress warm. Remember, the show is ON ICE! Josh and I forgot how cold it was going to be in there.
You don't know what you're missing by not being in the BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER program. There are SO MANY young kids in NEPA in need of a mentor. And many of these kids have been on the waiting list for a year or more.
Can you spare a few hours every month to make a difference in someone's life? Then do it! Volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made.
CLICK HERE for more information on BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.
I can't THANK YOU enough for another AMAZING year on the radio. You have a ton of listening choices every morning (other stations, Ipod, satellite, Pandora, your toaster) and Lissa, Freddie and I are certainly glad you choose us! And if your toaster is anything like mine, I know how tempting it can be.
Here's a look back at 2013 in pics. And here's hoping 2014 brings you all you strive for and more!
What a way to start the year...we got "Wham Cammed" by Joe Snedeker. I can't even remember what trivial scientific question Joe asked, but you can tell by the look on my face, I gave a BS answer!
Another season of THE WALKING DEAD on AMC and Liss & I got zombified. Careful. We bite.
It wouldn't be March in NEPA without 100,000+ crazies, including us at the Scranton St. Pat's parade.
New team name and a newly remodeled stadium. I was there for the first pitch as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders christened the new look PNC Field.
We said goodbye to THE OFFICE. And if you look closely, they said goodbye to us with the KRZ logo directly behind Kevin.
Good times with my buds from Cedar Bike & Paddle at this year's Heritage Explorer Bike Tour in Carbondale. Make plans now to join us this year on June 14.
I was always a fan of Raegen Medgie from WNEP, but now I'm a superfan after she appeared on our show. She's the real deal, and even more beautiful in person than she is on TV!
Here's my new bud Nicholas, one of the many littles I was matched up with this year in the Big Brother Big Sister program. Volunteer today at www.bbbsnepa.org.
Zombies invaded downtown Scranton and the Mall at Steamtown, and they looked at me as the other white meat!
The Scranton Santa parade committee made me this year's Grand Marshal. I got to lead the parade aboard an antique fire truck and learned that "Marshal" is spelled with 1 "L"!
Berwick's Jayson Terdiman, who just found out he made the US Olympic Luge Team, joined us on air, and in our parking lot to take a practice run. You can follow Jayson in Sochi here: www.usaluge.org