The Chicago Blackhawks will return to the ice in Tuesday’s season opener after a long hockey-less summer, but the Stanley Cup has been touring since June, bringing smiles to thousands of fans.
The Cup recently paid a visit to new parents and the youngest Chicago Blackhawks fans at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital’s Family Birthing Center.
The Stanley Cup has been criss-crossing the U.S. and Canada all summer, as Blackhawks players and coaches each get a day to spend with the cup—usually in their hometown. New parents, Clinton and Kelly, got a chance to pose with the cup with their hours-old newborn.
“It’s never too early to start being a Hawks fan!” said Sharon Olson, registered nurse at the Family Birthing Center, who also got a chance to pose with the Cup.
Roma Allen, director of women and children services at Elmhurst Memorial, said it was an honor to be a part of the celebration.
“Being invited to participate in the celebration of this child’s birth with a visit from the Stanley Cup was an honor for Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and a memorable experience for everyone,” she said.
It wasn't the first time Lord Stanley made the trip to Elmhurst. It stopped by Wilder Park in June, much to the delight of those who happened to be at the park that day.
To learn more about the care and services provided at the Family Birthing Center, visit www.EMHC.org, or visit the birthing center's Facebook page. You'll find lots of pictures of adorable babies there, too.