They had arranged a ‘photo with Brad’ where you could have a professional photo taken with him, which he will hand sign before they are sent to you. Of course you had to pay for it, but I felt it was well worth it - it was a benefit night for him after all. Now, some people (not Storm fans!!) may say that he should be like that, after all he is the one making money out of the night. This argument falls down when you hear all the stories of his unrivaled off ice relationship with the fans - part of what made him the fan favourite he was.
The current Manchester Storm squad deserve a mention here as all but one of them (Mike Harding whose wife is pregnant I believe) attended the benefit, even those that had not played with Brad last season, as well as a few faces from the past, namely Hilton Ruggles and John Finnie - both fan favourites at the Storm Shelter in the past. The way they were with the fans that night, both young and old, was also unbelievable. Not once did one of them seem to be put out by a fan’s request for an autograph or a photo - an attitude you could only dream about in today’s footballers etc. And