9:00 PM Workers at Davco Fasteners in Twinsburg, Ohio surprised co-worker & former minor league baseball player Dick Potts by giving him a personalized bat on his 88th birthday. Potts said the gift meant "more than anything I've ever had happen to me".
8:45 PM New York Giants quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf was honored Thursday night by the Polycycstic Kidney Disease Foundation. Seven years earlier Langsdorf had donated a kidney to Laurie Cavanaugh, sister of former Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.
When you get rinkside seats, you get to see all the exciting hockey action up close & personal - every hit, every slapshot, every broken finger. And being so close must have been a bit too much for these two female fans when they got a glance of a damaged digit belonging to Chicago Blackhawk Matt Walker:
The Washington Capitals are 35 years old. Don’t you think it’s about time they get interested in women? Fortunately for all you D.C.-area hockey-lovin’ ladies, they finally are.
The Caps have established Club Scarlet, a fan club focusing primarily on the female supporters of their NHL franchise. Claiming a membership of over 2,000 fans, the club has helped organize meet-and-greets with the players, practices open to the public, and other activities, as the Caps attempt to “delicately tap into their feminine fan base.”