The Herb Brooks Foundation partnered with JB Hudson Jewelers and OMEGA to produce an evening to celebrate the Olympic dream on January 15 the JB Hudson downtown Minneapolis flagship location at 9th & Nicollet in Minneapolis. DREAMING OF GOLD celebrated Minnesota’s passion for hockey, with the highlight being a special panel discussion featuring past and current Olympic hockey stars Ryan Suter (2010 and 2014), his father Bob Suter (1980), Rob McClanahan (1980), Bret Hedican (1992 and 2006), and Herb Brooks’ son Dan Brooks. The panel was moderated by WCCO-TV Sports Director Mark Rosen.
The formal program also highlighted some of the programs initiated by the Herb Brooks Foundation to carry out Herb Brooks’ vision to “grow the game of hockey.” Two of the special guests were Skyler Ihejirika, a 13-year old Minneapolis hockey player who got his start skating in the Foundation’s Rink Rat program, and Molly McDonald, one of the original winners of the Herb Brooks Award back in 2004.
JB Hudson Jewelers announced a special edition of OMEGA Ladies and Men’s Seamaster Olympic Collection Sochi 2014. A portion of the sales of the watches by JB Hudson Jewelers will be donated to the Herb Brooks Foundation.
In February of 2014, OMEGA will travel to the Russian Federation to assume the responsibilities of Official Timekeeper at the upcoming Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – a role Omega will fill for the 26th time since 1932.