ST. LOUIS - Pat Maroon's day with the Stanley Cup was jam-packed from start to finish.
At 9 a.m., the Cup arrived at his house where he took photos with his son, Anthony, and fiancee, Francesca. Later, Maroon's parents and grandmother were among the guests to show up for family photos. Anthony even ate Toasted Crunch cereal from the Cup!
Next, it was off to All-American Sports Mall in South County, where Maroon had invited nearly 200 people that he credits for helping him through hockey, from when he started playing roller hockey at All-American through the people who have helped him reach the NHL.
Afterwards, it was time for lunch at Charlie Gitto's downtown, where Maroon served toasted ravioli from the Stanley Cup.
Finally, Maroon and his closest family and friends made the one-hour trip west of St. Louis to enjoy the remainder of the evening on a lake - but not before stopping at a bar called Sidetracked Again to surprise the locals.
Then it was time to relax by boating, tubing, swimming and listening to music from country star Adam Sanders, who made the trip all the way from Nashville.
Be sure to visit stlouisblues.com or the Blues' social media networks throughout July and August as we chronicle the Stanley Cup's journey in our "Summer with the Champs" series, presented by McDonald's. Over the next two months, the Cup will travel more than 28,000 miles, spanning five countries and three continents.