Winona, Minn. — Winona Mayor Mark Peterson announced at the Sept. 3 City Council Meeting that Friday, Sept. 6, will be “John F. McDonough Day Winona.” McDonough, a 1975 Saint Mary’s University alumnus, as well as President and CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks, has chosen to share the Stanley Cup to his alma mater — and the greater Winona community — Sept. 6. The proclamation reads:
City of Winona
Whereas, John F. McDonough, President and CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks, is a 1975 alumnus of Saint Mary’s University in Winona; and
Whereas, John McDonough has twice reached the pinnacle of success in professional sports by leading the Chicago Blackhawks to two Stanley Cups in four seasons; and
Whereas, John McDonough has graciously chosen to share the championship spirit and tradition of the Stanley Cup with his alma mater, as well as with the greater Winona community; and
Whereas, this opportunity provides both Saint Mary’s University and the Winona community with an exceptional opportunity for positive visibility and camaraderie; and
Whereas, John McDonough’s dedicated leadership and remarkable career in the National Hockey League have advanced the sport of hockey.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the City of Winona hereby recognizes Sept. 6, 2013 as John F. McDonough Day in Winona. We are honored that John McDonough has chosen to share his valuable time — and the Stanley Cup — with the community.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Winona to be affixed this 3rd day of September 2013.