DraftKings was welcomed back to New York just a few months ago, and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for these two New York sports fans. Tim has been an Islander fan ever since they moved to Brooklyn and his girlfriend has been a Rangers fan her whole life. Tim won a contest for suite tickets to the Rangers opening night against his beloved Islanders and knew exactly who to take. He was speechless when he realized he won and all he could do was show his girlfriend why he was making so much noise!
Q Give us a play-by-play of your experience? Did you travel from far? What was your favorite part of your experience?
APrior to the game we took MTA public transportation and got to MSG early, we were excited. Upon arriving all the staff at MSG was helpful in assisting us on where to go. Once we arrived at the Draftkings suite Connor Walsh greeted us and congratulated us for winning the experience and told us to make ourselves at home. The seats were great and this is the first time either of us have been in a suite for any type of sporting event. The game was excellent, even though I am an Islander fan and watched my team lose, my girlfriend is a Rangers fan and was happy her team won.
Q Who did you bring with you on your experience?
A My Girlfriend
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 Free - Welcome Back NY - NY Rangers Suite Night 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 I was home and when I realized I won I jumped up and screamed, my girlfriend thought something was wrong and I couldn't even tell her, I just had to show her the screen. It was a great feeling.
Q Favorite sports team? How long have you been a fan of this team? Favorite team moment?
A I am a Brooklyn NY Native, I love the Jets and Yankees (Whole Life), Islanders and Nets (Since they moved to Brooklyn). I never had an allegiance to a basketball or hockey team until Brooklyn got teams of their own. Favorite moment was 1996 watching Yankees win the World Series and missing school to attend the ticker tape parade in NYC with my friends.
Q Favorite athlete?
A Derek Jeter / Joe Broadway Namat.
Q Favorite sports movie?
A The Program.
Q Favorite sports memory?
A I got to see Derek Jeter in one of his last games at Yankee stadium.
Q Favorite fantasy sport on DraftKings?
A NFL / NBA
Q What else is on your sports bucket list?
A I would love to be able to attend Championship games of each sport, and be on the field during a NY Jets game.
Q What do you love most about DraftKings?
A The simplicity and amount of contests run on a daily basis, and there are tons of different entry amounts to satisfy everyone.