Monday, October 17, 2016

Friendly Encounters: Joe Minoso and Bridget McDonnell

Friendly Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.

Bridget McDonnel was a member of the 2014 Legends Football League champion Chicago Bliss.  More importantly, she has served her country.
BMac was the "Voice of the Rookies" during that championship season.  She was always good for an interview and a laugh.  She workd very hard to earn her spot on the team and some playing time.
BMac will always be special to me.  During my quest to complete the 2014 Chicago Marathon, I dedicated various daily runs to people as a way of thanking them and holding myself accountable to them.  After completing the Marathon, many people congratulated me, but BMac's note went above and beyond.  She thanked me for my dedications and congratulated me on my accomplishment.  I appreciated everyone for reaching out, but BMac was one of a handful who I will always remember for giing a bit extra.
Bridget met Joe Minoso of Chicago Fire at Joe's on Weed Street.  The television star meets the football star.  As I always point out, more importantly, BMac has served our country and deserves applause for that.
Thank you Bridget for all you do.  I hope to see you somewhere down the line.
Joe Minoso and Bridget McDonnell in Chicago, IL-May 2016.

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