NewsChannel 19 has given us some great coverage for tomorrow night's Melissa George Night at the Huntsville Havoc game!
Before I show you the videos, let me tell you the neatest thing. This year, instead of warming up with pink hockey sticks (which we auction off during the game), the Havoc decided to spray paint the sticks pink and blue. Chris told me today that each player is personally painting their own stick and adding certain designs. For instance, Travis Kauffeldt wrote "MG #17" on his in memory of Melissa. When Chris called and told me that today, I just cried. I'm telling you, those hockey players are such great guys. Tough guys with huge hearts. I just love them.
Now, onto the stories. Sports anchor John Pearson did a great feature story on Chris. It's pretty funny.
Also, Chris and I were up bright and early this morning. We joined Robert Reeves at the Von Braun Center to do some live interviews for the morning show (as in 5 a.m. early!). I'm posting three of them.
As we left our house at 4:45 a.m. it was ten degrees outside! It was warmer on the ice inside the VBC than it was outside. Crazy!
Chris and I recorded these live shots on our DVR and then watched them when we got home. For those of you who don't know TV talk, a "super" is the name they put under someone who is being interviewed. It's usually your name, and a line that explains who you are. For my super, they put "Amy George/Melissa's Mother." I was speechless when I saw that. I am always described as Ann Catherine and Lily's mother, but rarely Melissa's mother. It was just so special to me to see that on TV. Yes, I am Melissa's mother and so incredibly proud of that. They supered Chris as "Melissa's Father." It meant so much to both of us to see that on TV.
We hope you can join us tomorrow night. And don't forget, the first 1,000 fans who bring an item for the NICU will receive a Chris George bobblehead. Those items can be blankets, preemie clothes, hats, socks and disposable cameras. We hope to see you there!!