Thursday, January 10, 2008

Birthday Boy

Dori, never one to give up, did a good thing the other day. Before Christmas, I called the Vanderbilt ticket office looking for seats to an SEC game for Will to celebrate his eighth birthday. Unfortunately, they said they were sold out for all games.

Enter Dori, our new live-in tank commander. After the New Year, Dori called the office again asking if they had any birthday packages. Turns out they did, but only for some games in March and this week. No problem, we said. Last night, Will took a few of his best buddies (he has several but had to narrow down so Kathryn and a friend and a few parents could join us).

The kids had a blast. They smiled the whole night, while the three dads just smiled watching them. Mr. Commodore, VU's mascot, brought Will a great birthday cake, and VU won 80-73 to go 16-0. They're having a great season, ranked No. 12 in the country. For most of the kids, this was their first college basketball game ... they were awestruck.

All because of Dori.

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