Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Night with the Stars - Dallas Stars that is

I recently received an invite to attend an event for the Dallas Stars hockey team.  My social calendar was already booked, but this was too good an opportunity to pass up completely, so I sent my new assistant, Brittany Husted to scope out the scene.  My husband said in disbelief, "All you ever try and drag me to are fashion shows and her husband gets to go hang out with the Stars!?" Sorry, hon.  Here's Brittany's recap of her night with the boys on ice:


More than 800 invited guests attended “A Night with the Stars” presented by AT&T on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the Dallas Omni Hotel. The evening was staged with in a glamorous green haze inspired by the ice of the Dallas Stars and DJ Billy the Kid rocked the ballroom.  There was a pre-party area for guests to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres (things like salmon bites topped with cheese and steak skewers) before entering the ballroom. It was a great opportunity to mingle and scan the scene for any fellow “star” gazers!

(left) Michael Ryder of the Dallas Stars with Rob Brinkley of F!D Luxe
(right) Mike Ribeiro with a model (bottom)  A gaggle of Dallas Stars wives and girlfriends

Once guests were ushered into the ballroom, everyone shuffled to secure a seat by the stage. I did a quick walk-around looking at all the goodies in the silent auction, grabbing a quick pic of the ice sculpture, checking out DJ Billy The Kid at 106.1, and then heading off to the buffet. There was just about anything you could want at the buffet including; a taco bar, brisket carving station, BBQ mac-n-cheese, martini glasses filled with wedge salad, and mouth watering biscuits. Once everyone had a chance to munch the real fun began!

Play-By-Play Announcer for the Dallas Stars, Ralph Strangis and Color Analyst, Daryl Reaugh emceed the event and did a great job getting the crowd hyped up! We got to hear a few words from the Stars General Manager Joe Nievwendyk, new Dallas Stars owner Tom Gagladdi, and Mayor Mike Rawlings. Then the moment everyone was waiting for...the introduction of the players!! I am sure I wasn't the only woman in the room were fanning themselves profusely trying not to faint! Bring on the man candy!  The players came down the runway with models in a fashion show wearing the designs of Ralph & Razor to much applause, hooting and hollering!

(right) Trevor Daley (middle) Patrick Husted with Ice Girls (right) Tomas Vincour
(bottom) Patrick Husted, Dallas Stars owner Tom Gagladdi and Brittany Husted

Once the runway show was over, everyone got a chance to mingle with coaches, players, and even the Ice girls! I was able to meet quite a few Stars including; Mike Ribeiro, Tomas Vincour, Mark Fistric, Trevor Daley, Ryan Garbutt, Adam Pardy, and Loui Eriksson. I also snagged a pic of Tom Gagladdi!

I asked Pardy what his favorite part of being a Dallas Star was, he said “Well, obviously the fans, and the fact that all the players are so close. We are one BIG happy family and have great chemistry on and off the ice.”

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Brittany attended Texas State University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. Brittany and her husband live in Dallas with their two beautiful children/dogs, Marley and Kona. She currently works at Gangway Advertising as an Account Executive and in her spare time she enjoys her family and friends, traveling, shopping, taking pictures, and trying new restaurants. You can follow her on Twitter @brittanyhusted.