James C is a lifelong New York Rangers fan but never quite got to experience them the way he did through DraftKings. James was able to take his wife and two children with him for an up-close viewing of the pre-game warm-ups from the Penalty Box! The Rangers lost that day but James and his family got to see the game go to a shoot-out versus the defending Stanley Cup Champions!
Q Give us a play-by-play of your experience? Did you travel from far? What was your favorite part of your experience?
A Got escorted to the penalty box at 6:15 for some pregame action. As a die-hard Rangers fan, I know this is a once in a lifetime experience so I took it all in. Nothing was better than seeing the reaction of my boy. He was in awe of the whole environment and won't stop taking about how MA Fluery waved to him. His favorite player is Nash but a wave is a wave. Unforgettable and so appreciative for the DraftKings experience!
Q What was the date of the experience you won?
A March 31, 2017
Q Who did you bring with you on your experience?
A My wife, daughter and son
Q Where are you from?
A Orange County, NY
Q Tell us about your winning contest "sweat". What qualifier did you enter (e.g. $3 PGA Qualifier)? Who was in your winning lineup?
A Had never attempted to play DraftKings before taking a flyer on an email I received from DraftKings. Took the whole gotta be in it to win it approach and submitted a lineup for the NYRangers VIP Pre-game Penalty Box experience.
Q Where were you when you won? How did you celebrate? Fist pump like Tiger? Riverdance like Chad Ochocinco? “Ride the Bull” like Happy Gilmore?
A Lying in bed watching the tail end of the late night games. I've got twin infant girls and a 3-year old boy who under no circumstances do you wanna wake up, so I celebrated quietly but with a big smile and waited patiently for some DraftKings communication!
Q Favorite team? How long have you been a fan of this team? Favorite team moment?
A The Rangers... since the early 80's. C'mon 1994 baby... Matteau, Matteau!
Q Favorite athlete?
A Adam Graves
Q Favorite sports movie?
A Tin Cup
Q Favorite sports memory?
A 1996 NYYankees World Series Game 6 victory... I was there!
Q Favorite sport to play on DraftKings?
A So far, NHL
Q What else is on your sports bucket list?
A Traveling to Montreal to catch a Rangers/Canadian Saturday night matchup