Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Eve of Noah's Big Day!

Fulton boy wins trip to Game One of Stanley Cup final

Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 2:04 PM Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 2:11 PM

By Elizabeth Doran / The Post-Standard The Post-Standard

Noah Delaney, the 10-year-old Fulton boy who won a day with the Stanley Cup, will now enjoy the second part of his prize: attending Game One of the Stanley Cup finals.

Delaney and his mother, Heather Doran, will attend Wednesday’s game at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ where they will watch Noah’s favorite team, the New Jersey Devils, take on the Los Angeles Kings. Their airfare and hotel expenses are paid for by Discover.

Delaney’s essay about his father serving in Afghanistan and how hockey was a favorite shared experience for them won Discover Card’s “Day with the Cup” contest. He spent May 6 with the Stanley Cup, playing a scrimmage with his hockey team at the Cicero Twin Rinks.

He also celebrated and took photos with the community, friends and soldiers. Discover Card filmed the experience, and will air the documentary during the game.

Noah has credited his local hockey team, the Fulton Red Raider Squirts, for helping him get through the tough transition of his father being away. Sgt. Robert Doran serves with Oswego’s 444th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Have fun Noah!  We'll see you on National TV!

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