Chilli Meets Lord Stanley!

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As a native Washingtonian, I've always been a huge fan of DC sports teams. I worshiped the Redskins during the Joe Gibbs era. Like many football fans, I've been holding out hope that they'd win the Superbowl again in my lifetime. Still waiting.

When I met my husband 10-years ago, I quickly learned he was a HUGE Washington Capitals fan. He has played recreational hockey since he was a teenager. We bought season tickets and started attending games...and before long, I became a hardcore Caps fan too. Thanks to my job, I've had the opportunity to work with the team and meet some of the players over the years. I REALLY, REALLY wanted them to win the Stanley Cup...so when it finally happened on my birthday (June 7th)...it was overwhelming. My husband I both hugged and cried at the moment they won the championship. 

Since that day in June, I was trying to figure out way to SEE the Stanley Cup in person. I wasn't sure how that was going to happen...then YESTERDAY, Lord Stanley came to ME! Well, sort of. The Caps brought the Cup to our sister station, DC 101...and I had the chance to run down the hall and embrace Stanley. 

I was overcome with emotion. Here's a video and some pics from the magical moment...

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Still can't believe this happened. #MeetingStanley #uglycry @capitals @stanleycup @tobychillishow @washfm

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Pinch me! This just happened!! @capitals @stanleycup #PeterBondra #LetsGoCaps #ALLCAPS #RockTheRed @tobychillishow @washfm

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