Here is another Friend Encounters where the celebrity is also a friend. I met both of these folks through the Chicago Bandits.
Sara Moulton had a stellar career at the University of Minnesota. She had a record of 112-50, while racking up plenty of awards, records and honors. The Bandits selected Sara with the 5th overall pick in the 2014 draft and she went on to be a big part of the Bandits winning championships in 2015 and '16.
During her time with the Bandits, Sara underwent a tremendous transformation. She adopted a healthier lifestyle and lost a lot of weight. She started running and finished a Marathon in her native Minnesota. It was inspiring to see how dedicated she was and to see her results.
Along the way, Sara opened Strike Zone Sports, a Minnesota Fastpitch Training Center. Sara and her partners offer individual and group sessions for young softball players.
Jonathan Cimaglio is a transplanted Bandits fan, who coincidentally now lives in Minnesota. Cimags is a big time autograph collector. I am sure he has Sara's autograph, among the many I saw him get at Bandits games over the years.
Sara and Cimags are two perfect examples of friendships forged through the Bandits. I have met and befriended so many players and fans. It's always a great time at the games and beyond.
Check out the Bandits at ChicagoBandits.com. Also, go to StrikeZoneSports.net for more info on Sara's training facility. Lastly, you can go to the Cimags' YouTube channel to see his many videos.
Sara Moulton and Jonathan Cimaglio in Mankato, MN-June 2018.