Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Next [Back] Up: Sergei Gonchar's Private Celebration on Fisher Island

Sergei Gonchar's day with the Cup wasn't unlike the player / person we know him to be - he likes his privacy, so it was pretty secretive. This was the one player so far who I was unable to get any information on prior to the actual day (there's not even any pictures on the HHOF webpage!)!! And part of the reason is probably because Gonchar and his family took the Cup with them to their home on Fisher Island (pictured left) which is an exclusive island three miles off-shore of Miami, Florida. It's so exclusive that there's limited access to it by way of ferry or plane which is why, I'm guessing, there are no photos.

His day began on the evening of Monday, July 27th with his family taking pictures with the Stanley Cup down at the beach. The celebration continued the next day with the Gonchar family taking Lord Stanley to Fisher Island Hotel and Resort where it was placed in the courtyard for everyone to view and for a $20 donation, they could get their photograph with the prestigious trophy. The proceeds went to the Miami Children's Hospital.

They ended the celebration with a private dinner which included 25 guests at Casa Tua complete with a limo-drive to the restaurant and karaoke later in the evening.

1 comment:

Adesta said...

I love Gonchar and I can't say I blame him for wanting privacy. I'm glad he was able to obtain it.