Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends meeting celebrities.
I met Kacy Standohar several years ago when she was the in-game host for the National Pro Fastpitch Chicago Bandits. Since then, I have seen Kacy at many other sports events, both pro and college. It's always great running into her or working the same event.
An Ohio native, Kacy is now an adopted Chicagoan (although I thinks she still has some Ohio sports fandom in her, but that's understandable). She is totally Chicago though, supprting and covering all local teams.
I don't see any one having more fun or working harder than Kacy. She makes it fun for viewers and co-workers.
Last year, while working at the Chicago Dogs games, Kacy took a selfie with Ketchup, the underrated secondary mascot to Squeeze (because Chicago dogs don't have ketchup). Look at those smiles. I think Kacy's is even bigger than Ketchup's!
Kacy also works on CHGO, a great Chicago sports site. How this woman has the energy is beyond me, but her enthusiasm is contagious.
The Chicago Dogs open their season May 12. I don't know if Kacy will be there, but I hope to see her sometime this season.
Kacy Standohar and Ketchup in Rosemont, IL-May 2022.