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The Mike Modano Cottage

Mike's goal of erecting a house for charity has finally become a reality. On Wednesday, October 2, The Mike Modano Foundation presented a check for $565,000 to Jonathan's Place at the official ground breaking of a new 6-acre campus in Garland which will house the Mike Modano Cottage. “Our Board of Directors believe in and support the expansion of Jonathan’s Place,” said Modano. “The new facilities will provide a loving and safe place for abused children.” During the ceremony, Modano used a hockey stick to turn the first earth. The Mike Modano Cottage will provide 18 beds for infants and toddlers and serve 350 abused and neglected Dallas County children.

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How would you like to help The Mike Modano Foundation AND have some fun at the same time? Well, here's your chance.
Urban Challenge has selected The Mike Modano Foundation as the beneficiary of its upcoming Dallas event. You may ask, "What is Urban Challenge?". Think Survivor meets Trivial Pursuit meets Speed, and you've got Urban Challenge. This urban scavenger hunt challenges participants, competing in 2-person teams, to identify and reach 12 checkpoints on an unrehearsed urban landscape, downtown Dallas in this case, using only their feet, public transit and clues provided by Challenge officials. There's no set course, you chart the path. And you get a head start if you successfully navigate the Trivia Challenge that kicks off the event.
A portion of event registration fees will be donated to The Mike Modano Foundation. So grab a friend and help The Mike Modano Foundation in its mission to support abused, neglected or abandoned children in the Dallas area. HURRY - - Dallas takes on the Urban Challenge this Saturday, September 28, 2002, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Say Aahh...
For those of you who live in the D/FW area and would like to have your teeth whitened, now is the time. Dr. Bradford O'Neill DDS has chosen the Mike Modano Foundation as the beneficiary for the month of December for his Whitening for Charity Program. Gift Certificates are available utilizing this program. Dr. O'Neill has donated the proceeds from teeth whitening services to local charities for over three years. "I was taught early in life by my family to understand the importance of giving back to the community and I am committed to maintaining this practice throughout my life," says O'Neill. The Whitening for Charity program cost $200 (a $450 value) and checks are written directly to the Mike Modano Foundation. Contact Tiffany at 817-788-0167 to schedule your appointment. They are located at 5200 Colleyville Blvd., Suite E, Colleyville, TX. Thank you Dr. O'Neill for joining the Modano Foundation cause!

2002 ESPY Awards
Did you catch Mike on the live telecast of the 2002 ESPY Awards on ESPN? This year's event took place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, the new home of the Academy Awards, and was a "Who's Who" of big names from the world of sports and entertainment. Mike attended the Awards as the VIP guest of ESPN.

Calendar Layout
Mike will be featured in the Dallas Stars Texas Rangers Foundation annual calendar for 2003, scheduled for release some time in October. The theme for the '03 calendar is "Athletes and their Pets", so Mike was photographed with his two Golden Retrievers, Scout and Bella. Pick up your copy and support the Dallas Stars Texas Rangers Foundation. Check this website or dallasstars.com for updates on when and where you can purchase the calendar.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics Texas has named Mike one of their four Heroes for this year in appreciation of the support he has given the organization over the past three years through his partnership with Cingular Wireless. Special Olympics will present the Heroes Awards on November 9 during their annual gala at the Adolphus Hotel.

Since Mike is in the headlines often, let us show you where to go to read interesting facts about Mike's personal life and his career. Click on the following links for some great stories on Mo.

2002/2003 Season Events

  • September 30, 2002, 12pm-1:30pm. Dallas Stars Face-Off Luncheon at Wyndham Anatole benefiting The Dallas Stars Foundation.
  • October 1, 2002, 5-7pm. Stars season ticket holder open house (the team will practice on the ice and then sign autographs for an hour)
  • October 21, 2002, 12:30pm-7:30pm. 6th Annual Dallas Stars Bonnie Blair Golf Classic at The Tribute Golf Club benefiting Dallas Stars Foundation and American Brain Tumor Assc.
  • December 8, 2002, 3-6pm. 10th Annual Baylor Health Care System Skate With the Stars at AAC benefiting Dallas Stars Foundation.
  • December 10, 2002, 2-4pm. Team hospital visits at local children's hospitals.
  • January 12, 2003, 7-10:30pm. 6th Annual Park Place/Dallas Stars Casino Night benefiting Dallas Stars Foundation at Park Place Euless.
  • January 14, 2003 , February 18, 2003 and March 4, 2003, 12pm-1:30pm. Dr Pepper Luncheons benefit the Dallas Stars Foundation.
  • July 11-13, 2003. The 2nd Annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball game benefiting The Mike Modano Foundation.

Inaugural Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game
Thanks to everyone that came out to the inaugural Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game at The Parks at Texas Star in Euless. From start to finish, it was a great experience for the fans, the sponsors and the players. The Little Heroes game with the kids showcased some future superstars, while the Celebrity Home Run Derby exposed some baseball "might have beens" with some pretty impressive power hitters at the plate. The super-talented young singing sensation Jer-z kicked off the main event with a rousing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner as only she can sing it. (Or was that a young Aretha Franklin we heard?) Tom Arnold's humorous play-by-play commentary was also a big hit. He kept the fans and players on their toes with his witty anecdotes. Unfortunately, Mike's Black Socks team took it on the chin when the opposing Red Socks walked away with an upset victory. Nonetheless, everyone was a winner when the final fundraising score was tallied. None of it would have been possible without the fans. So for those of you that attended, thanks for supporting The Mike Modano Foundation and for making our first year a huge success. If you weren't able to take part this year, you'll have to join us when we do it again next year, 'cause it will be even bigger and better the second time around.
Click here to see photos of the game

Washington Honors America's Heroes of Freedom
Mike has been invited as a special, honored guest to attend "Washington Honors America's Heroes of Freedom" in the nation's capital. This event marks the one year memorial of the terrorist attacks. He will also be receiving the prestigious "American Heroes of Freedom Award" for his performance at the Olympic Winter games.

Modano Plays Baseball!

This ain't no sissy softball game! See Mike try his hand at America's favorite pastime when he competes with superstar athletes and entertainers in the inaugural Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on June 15 at The Parks at Texas Star in Euless, TX. Proceeds benefit The Mike Modano Foundation and Gilda's Club. Click here for more information or to buy tickets.

Modano painting featured at the Super Show 2002 (on left)
Mike’s latest achievement includes being the subject of Bryan Robley’s most recent painting. This painting was featured at the Super Show 2002 in Las Vegas January 21-23 at the Sands Convention Center. Bryan Robley images have been featured on ESPN, several magazines, major newspapers, and several TV news programs, including the Today show and CNN. “Bryan didn't follow the recommended path, but he went on to become one of the most successful, recognizable and imitated artists in America.” (Roy Firestone of ESPN)

The 2002 Dallas Stars Dr Pepper Luncheon Series will be held at Maggiano's Little Italy at Northpark Mall. The Dr Pepper Luncheons features guests President Jim Lites, Stars broadcasters Daryl Reaugh and Ralph Strangis, and select Dallas Stars players. All proceeds from the luncheon series benefit the Dallas Stars Foundation. Scheduled guests are as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 15th - Stars Center and 2002 Team Canada Olympians Joe Nieuwendyk and Ed Belfour
  • Tuesday, February 19th - Stars Alumnus and 1980 Olympic Gold Medalist Neal Broten
  • Tuesday, March 5th - Stars Center and 2002 Team USA Olympian Mike Modano
18th Annual KidFilm Festival
To further support children of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Mike has agreed to be the Honorary Chairman of the 18th Annual KidFilm Festival, a subdivision of the USA Film Festival/Dallas. For information about this event set to run January 19-20th, please call the USA Film Festival at 214-821-FILM or visit www.usafilmfestival.com.

The 5th Annual Park Place/Dallas Stars Casino Night is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2002. Stay tuned for more information about purchasing tickets.

Recent guests of Mike’s suite at the American Airlines Center included the rock group, Pantera.

December 18th, Mike and the rest of the team helped raise children's spirits during the holidays at Children's Medical Center and Cook's Children's Medical Center.

Thursday, December 13th, Mike had an interview with USA Hockey after practice.

Mike had an interview and photo shoot with Baylor Health Care System on Tuesday, November 20.

Sunday, November 25 Mike attended the U2 concert at Reunion Arena.

On November 6, Mike had a photo shoot with General Mills endorsing Lloyd's Barbecue products.

Modano Helping Make a Difference
As a local distributor of Anheuser-Busch, Ben E. Keith Beers is working to promote responsible drinking. The Consumer Awareness and Education (CA&E;) department at Ben E. Keith Beers-Budweiser has teamed up with Dallas Stars’ Mike Modano and FOX 4/ KDFW to create a positive message to NHL fans. A commercial spot was directed and produced staring Mike Modano who encourages fans to, “designate a driver before the game.” We appreciate Mike for all his support and dedication involving the safety of his fans. Ben E. Keith Beers-Budweiser is proud to have Mike Modano as a spokesperson to help fans everywhere know that we are all working to make a difference.

American Way Magazine MR. ICE GUY - interview
Mike was featured in the October 1, 2001 issue of American Way Magazine. Be sure to get a copy when you are travelling with American Airlines.

Dallas Star’s Calendar
Don’t forget to purchase your Dallas Star’s/ Texas Ranger’s calendar benefiting the Star’s Foundation… especially since Mike is featured in it. The calendar will be available October 15th and the cost is $15. (7.75% sales tax and $3 shipping per calendar will be added) They can be purchased by calling (817) 273-5207, or by visiting any Metroplex Dr Pepper StarCenter or the Grand Slam Gift Shop at The Ballpark.

Pepsi KidAround
Modano’s Allstars and the Mike Modano Foundation attended the Pepsi KidAround on October 20, 2001 at the Meyerson Symphony Center and adjoining Artist Square. The Pepsi Kidaround benefited The Family which is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence.

Direct TV
Direct TV began airing their “One On One” promotion featuring Mike
and Olie the first of October endorsing the Direct TV’s NHL Center Ice Package. Whenever you call to sign up for this package, you will hear
Mike’s voice as the automated voice You’ll also see him featured on
the cover of the January issue of the Direct TV Magazine

GQ
Check out page 304 in October’s issue of GQ for a great picture of Mike and 5 other hockey players in suits and tuxes.

Skate With Mike
Sunday, August 19th mike skated at stonebriar mall’s ice rink for the subway- mt. Dew promotion. This included 50 grand-prize winners ages 5-13 who skated with Mike and won a signed hockey stick! what a neat opportunity. Best of all, Mike had a great time. Modano’s allstars also attended hoping to increase awareness of the mike modano foundation and fan club.

The Taste of Northeast
Thursday, august 23rd, mike attended “the taste of northeast” which was held at the dr. pepper star center at texas star. Mike signed autographs from 7-8pm and just enjoyed the rest of the show which was an auction and an ice show.

D Magazine
To see a picture of Mike in the September issue of D Magazine go to
page 84.

Wheel of Fortune
Mike was on Wheel of Fortune on May 8th. Mike made an appearance on the show as a part of a puzzle. Photos on left.

U2
Out and about... Did anyone see Mike at the U2 concert? On April 3rd, Mike and a couple of his close friends rode together in a bus to Reunion Arena to see Bono and the rest of the band play for their most recent tour to the Dallas area.

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