This year for my friends son I gave him a ticket to go see the Toronto Raptors play for his 8th Birthday. Last night it was time for us to head downtown Toronto to the Air Canada Centre to see the game. Our trip started off taking the bus, and then the subway to Union Station. We got to the ACC really early…but it was nice not to have to battle the lines of people! We got some snacks and played a few games. L got a basket on his first try! The game began…lots of music, excitement and dancers. L sat for most of the game…just LOOKING and taking it all in, not saying much to me. At one point I wondered if he was really having a blast. (but the next day my friends assured me he just took it all in and told them how much fun it was!)
It was a close game…but in the end the Raptors pulled out a win! Even though basketball isn’t really my sport…it was pretty awesome to be a part of the crowd at this game.
And because the Raptors got over 100 points in their game… every ticket was able to get a free slice of pepperoni pizza at Pizza Pizza the next day!
This face told me all I needed to know that he enjoyed his time at the game. Oh and that ball he is holding… he “caught” it with help from 2 guys that saw it was his first game and yelled at the Cheer/Squad to send L’s way… there are some good people in this world!