Mark your calendars as Jim Craig, the goaltender of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that achieved what is known as the “Miracle on Ice,” will serve as keynote speaker during the DFW Hospital Council’s 72nd Annual Awards Luncheon on October 14, 2020 at the Irving Convention Center.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of what Sports Illustrated has called the “top sports moment of the 20th century.” The “Miracle on Ice” was a medal-round game during the men’s hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, between the U.S. and the four-time defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union. The U.S., the youngest team in the tournament while the Soviet Union consisted primarily of professional players, would win the match 4-3.
With the final seconds of the game ticking down, ABC’s Al Michaels would declare “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” The U.S. team would advance to win the gold medal. Perhaps the most famous photograph from the victory was taken of Craig, the flag draped over his shoulders, as he searched the stands looking for his father.
Today, Craig has worked as a market service representative for over 20 years and provides first-hand insight into what it takes to overcome long odds to become a champion. You don’t want to miss this great patriotic presentation!
DFWHC’s award recipients will be announced this summer. Tickets and sponsorships will also be available this summer. For information, please contact Chris Wilson at [email protected].