Thursday, January 29, 2009

An Evening with the Jazz

Wednesday the Jazz had a night for season ticket holders to bring their kids and see the Jazz players. There was a BBQ dinner set up several different places around the arena. The lines were long and we wondered what we were doing there with Bradley and Katie. Once we got our food and headed to the lower bowl of the arena and sat down it was all good. Bradley and Katie were way excited before anything much was even going on. Of course first on the program was... the BEAR!

The Bear was as entertaining as always and a big hit with kids and adults! Here he is falling down through the basket. The fall before that one made all the men and boys grimace, Bradley included.

The Jazz players got to interact with a few of the kids playing some games.

In the middle of the games Williams took the microphone and said he had an idea for some entertainment we would enjoy. He told us that Fesenko is always dancing and Koufos is always bragging about being a good dancer but they had never seen him dance. He suggested a dance off.

Fesenko was a pretty good dancer ...


Kosta Koufos had some pretty nice moves of his own and according to the applause factor he was the winner.

Katie was great at jumping up and down and cheering for everyone! That girl needs to go to a real Jazz game!

The night culminated in autograph signings. There were 2 players at each station around the arena. Katie and Bradley both have Kirilenko Jerseys so we started with AK. After that Katie was satisfied but Bradley went for a many signatures as he could get. I think he also got Fesenko, Harpring, Scott Laden, Ronnie Price, Jarron Collins & Breven Knight. He was so excited to wear his jersey to school today.

We are guessing that Katie is concentrating hard here at holding still.

Bradley and AK

Idon't think many of you have seen this so I have to show it off since we are on the subject of the Jazz. last year Dan and I got to go to a playoff game and sit in the 3rd row. Then this year at the first of the season this poster was given out at a game. Turns out that Brent and Cindy were even at that game but they were late and didn't even see it. This was given to us by a neighbor.
Check out the right below the Jazz Logo.

Anyway, Wednesday we had a super fun time with Bradley and Katie, thank goodness for grand kids!


Ang said...

Oh how I cherished those Jazz memories as a kid. I still remember how excited I was to get Eric Murdocks signature and a picture taken with him after some prompting from my mom! That is so neat that you got the grandkids in on the action!

grammasheryl said...

That does sound like a lot of fun. I do miss those good times as well. It sounds like they have come a ways since I was going. I don't ever remember them putting out food.

Jen said...

It looks like the kids had tons of fun. What nice grandparents you are!