RW wrote:Anyway, a few days later, a package arrived in the mail. The Penguins sent the kid a box full of all of their promotional items from this season (e.g. the athletic bag, DVDs, etc.), a letter from the team, and a signed picture from Mario himself. The package alone cost $7 to ship, which says something about the volume of its contents!
I think Mario and the Penguins are really good with that sort of stuff.
As a matter of fact, something like that happened to me.
I was in 4th grade when my teacher gave us an assignment to write a friendly letter to our idols. I wrote to Mario, of course. I enclosed a Topps trading card where Mario's holding the Stanley Cup and asked him to sign it for me.
No more than 6 months later, I got a letter back from Mario, with the card that was signed and put inside one of those plastic card protectors.
Doesn't surprise me that Mario and the Penguins are so good to their fans, from a public-relations standpoint.