Another great line up for the Western's 64th Annual Stag Award Event, working with a couple former Detroit Red Wings, Johnny Ogrodnick, Mike Modano, also Bobby Mitchell from 104.3 WOMC and me The French Canadian Photographer.
This is what happens when you turn your back on the Cup, the sign read Do Not Touch, I think he was thirsty.
Featured Guest Speaker Mike Modano-Dallas Stars & Detroit Red Wings w/Emcee Bobby Mitchell.
Michael Thomas Modano was born on June 7, 1970 in Livonia, Michigan to Michael, Sr. and Karen Modano. Mike has two older sisters, Sandy and Linda. An energetic young boy, Mike found hockey at the age of 7. Immensely talented from the beginning, Mike worked hard playing for youth groups in and around his hometown. Mike was selected by the Minnesota North Stars as their #1 pick in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. Mike was only the second American-born player to be chosen #1. He played primarily for the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars franchise. Because of his leadership both on and off the ice, in 2003 Mike was named Captain of the Dallas Stars. Along with the 2 prestigious NHL records, Mike holds all of the offensive Dallas Stars franchise records, including career points, career goals, career assists and career games played. Mike played in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan as well as the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, Utah where he led the team to a silver medal victory.
After 21 years of an iconic career, Mike retired from hockey and began with a renewed focus on “The Mike Modano Foundation”, which provides resources and education for at-risk, particularly abused, abandoned and neglected children in the Dallas area. Mike continues to provide funding and resources to organizations whose purpose is to offer education to children and families to assist in reversing the devastating effects of child abuse.
Good Fellowship Award Recipient Scott Kowalkowski-Detroit Lions.
Scott Thomas Kowalkowski was born August 23, 1968. He played high school football at St. Mary’s Preparatory in Orchard Lake, Michigan, where he was an All-American linebacker. Scott played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Eagles. Scott played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions in a 11-year career that lasted from 1991 to 2001.
Scott’s father, Bob Kowalkowski, also a former Detroit Lion, founded Kolo Charities in 1991. After Bob’s passing in 2009, Scott now chairs for Kolo Charities. Since 1991, the Kolo Charities has contributed over 1 million dollars to various charities. The two principle organizations supported are the Leader Dog School for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan and the Detroit Lions Courage House which directly provides funds for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program of H.A.V.E.N. in Oakland Country.