The reason the family and friends are so in tune to the games is
that Tim Gleason is playing for the U.S. hockey team as a
defenseman. And this Gleason does have local roots, being born in
Elkhart before the family moved to Clawson, Mich.
Tim is Dorothy's
brother-in-law's grandson, and everyone is proud that the name
Gleason is involved with the Olympics.
Family members have had shirts made up with Tim's face and the
number 4 on them to help keep family pride going as the U.S. hockey
team makes its way through the grueling round robin in Vancouver,
Tim's skill level is obvious as you watch him play, but the NHL
already knew that. Gleason was drafted by the L.A. Kings in 2004 and
now plays professionally for the Carolina Hurricanes.
The 'Canes are proud of Tim as well, keeping the latest news
about the U.S. team and their team member updated on their Web site.
Dorothy says the Gleasons and friends all intend to get together
Saturday at 6:05 p.m. at the Lincoln Knights of Columbus to watch
the next game together.
She expects a good turnout as family and county members gather to
root on Team U.S.A.
If just Gleasons show up, it could be a crowd.