Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thank you!

Please take the time to read this -- there's a lot of work that goes into putting together the Shuley Cup so I have to make sure that credit is given where it is due:

First -- to the PLAYERS!!!!! We couldn't have a tournament without the 44 of you. Special thanks goes to those who traveled by plane, flew across the pond, crossed state lines, brought your toddler and family, etc. We truly love your dedication and hope you come back for the 2013 Shuley Cup! Thank you also to the FANS!! We had more fans this year than ever before.

MELISSA PARKIN -- my right hand person. Helps with decision making, fact checking, planning, logistics, you name it. She was instrumental in helping SNCF become a 501(c)(3). She also was responsible for Fri and Sat post hockey game festivities. It's an amazing thing to be able to share responsibilities with someone and feel comfortable about it.

CAPTAINS PAUL HUXEL, RON SWINNICH, MATT ST. HILAIRE, & KEN SCHROCK. These guys are not only amazing hockey players, they are standup guys and people I am proud to have represent Shuley Cup. When I first started thinking about the Shuley Cup, one of the important features was assigning captains who would not forget the purpose of the tournament (have fun!) and would help keep their teams motivated and inspired. These four guys are perfect captains and I am honored that they have accepted their roles willingly.

SNCF Board: MELISSA PARKIN, SCOTT PARKIN, MICAH ADLER, JORDAN MARTON. Melissa and Scott were instrumental with the 501(c)(3) process - we are almost there!! It was Micah's vision after the inaugural cup that has turned this tournament into a charitable event. Jordan joined the board this past year and put in several hours into the tournament running the very successful Fantasy Shuley Cup pool.

CHRIS PETERSON who has created the Shuley Cup Crests the last three years and also designed the SNCF logo that is featured on the key chain. I don't give him much time to come up with concepts but he comes up with creative crests that people associate with the tournament and each team.

Our tournament photographer JAE ROH who gives up his entire weekend every year for the Shuley Cup and takes phenomenal pictures that instantly become players' Facebook profile photos. :) Jae also captured the infamous "naked guys" photo that will be talked about for years to come.

DENNIS MARK for creation of the Shuley Cup website. Wonder why the stats were updated so quickly? You have to thank Dennis for his skills -- he makes data entry quick and easy. He also updated the Awards database for easy/quick entry.

MARK FOLEY and SCOTT MULCAHEY are our beloved men in stripes. We love these guys whether they're in stripes or not and they've been here since the beginning. I was very proud to hear that they did not take Commissioner Jordan's any bribes prior to the tournament. Thanks for being so upstanding guys!

JOHN and CAMERON MULCAHEY for scorekeeping and running the clock. Thanks for letting me actually watch the games this year!

LA HACIENDA (Frank) for letting us bring our 50 players, fans and family to eat, imbibe, and have a good time on Friday night. The food was fantastic, the venue perfect.

ATWOOD'S TAVERN (Patrick) for providing a great bar scene on Saturday night for us to chill out, drink premium beers, and munch on tasty appetizers. Thanks for working with us to accommodate our tournament players!

RON CREAMER (PAGEWORKS) for printing our tournament literature from our annual program to the Eizy Times insert.

RYAN EISENBERG for stepping up and helping Paul Huxel with the Platypus Avengers team, but also for team bio writeups and the amazing Eizy Times article.

Last but not least:
IKE MONTES (BOSTON AUTO DESIGN) -- Remote starter & installation
IKE MONTES -- Framed Bruins memorabilia
BOKX 109 (MIKE VARGAS) -- $100 gift card
BOBBY QUINN -- $200 House cleaning
ROBIN OF TAGLIO SALON -- hair cut and blow dry
SPORTSWASH (MIKE MELISI) - two sports wash gift cards
ROBIN LUBBOCK -- two iTunes gift cards
STEVE O'CONNOR -- making sure our players' skates were in tip top shape
PULSE PRODUCTS -- 2 2012 Shuley Cup Hockey Mats
MELISSA PARKIN & JORDAN MARTON -- Pair of Bruins tickets, Signed Bruins T-shirt
KEVIN DONAHUE -- lunch at Google
RON SWINNICH, SHULEY NAKAMURA -- signed Bruins calendar, pair of Yankees @Red Sox tickets, 2013 Shuley Cup entry fee, 10 Wed hockey skates, whiskey stones

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