We had the pleasure of giving NHL All Star wheelchair accessible tickets out to an amazing member of our community, David Robertson. He shared a few pictures with us and a letter we wanted to publish to tell you about his experience. Keep an eye out for more opportunities to win wheelchair van getaways, Durham Bulls tickets and Hurricanes tickets in the future. Enjoy!
To Van Products:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TWO TICKETS TO THE NHL ALL-STAR GAME HELD AT THE RBC CENTER JANUARY 30, 2011.
This was the first time in my life I have won anything so significant.
My wonderful Susan accompanied me using the guest ticket. It was her first time watching professional hockey, and only the second time she had attended an event at the RBC Center. She quickly became involved in the game.
Section 116 was actually at the top of the ground level Lower Arena seating, and there were Van Products signs in front of the seats in the wheelchair section. The parking pass enabled us to park fairly close to the Center in a handicapped parking area.
I had only attended approximately 5 events at the RBC Center, and this was the first time I had seats in the lower arena where you could actually see what happened on the floor, and feel the excitement of the crowd who all enjoyed being at the first NHL All-Star game held in Raleigh.
The game was very fast and exciting as the 11 to 10 score indicated. Both Susan and I were cheering loudly at the end of the game, hoping the Eric Staal team could tie the score. The skating was tremendous, (I asked my physical therapist to set skating like that as one of my goals. She thought I might need to meet some less demanding goals first.)
I doubt the good LORD will allow me to walk again, but, I know that with the help from Van Products with the van and Orthopedic Service Company with the motorized wheelchair, I can function in a physical manner that I hope pleases HIM.
Thank you, again for this generous award, and thank you even more for all of the Professional help you provide on the van and the motorized chair to enable me to be mobile again.
David W. Robertson