Tricia Macke, news anchor of Fox 19. Oh. And her entire family: Husband, Chris and the kids Katlynn, Spence, Piper and Dash.
Let me give you a little background. FTM has been wanting to do a story on Tricia Macke for awhile. More than anything, about her non-stop coaching schedule (she's currently at Disneyworld for Piper's National AAU tournament). The Royals -boys and girls- are machines. Up until yesterday against a Southern California team, I don't think they've lost in 13 years. And Piper isn't even that old yet.
So I had her contact information sitting in my phone for a while. During the Kentucky-Louisville in the Final Four in March, I had a few "nervous cocktails." What can I say? 25 years of bragging rights were on the line. After the UK win, I started calling people. My best buddy, Scott, who was my little brother in the fraternity and best man in my wedding- and diehard Cardinal fan. My mom and dad, both UK alums. And sure... why not? Tricia Macke.
From my hazy recollections, the conversation went something like this:
Mark: Tricia Macke! Mark Collier here. How the hell are you?
Tricia: Doing great, Mark. (background noise told me she was out as well. This comforted me.)
Mark: Just taking in this win. Couldn't be happier.
Tricia: It was a great game.
Mark: So, I'm thinking of doing a Mark vs. Food. With you and your entire family. How about it?
Tricia: Done. Make it happen.
After that, everything was kind of blurry. But I knew she'd stick to her word. And she did. I'll talk about the details in a post on Sunday, but here are the quick and dirties:
Who: Mark vs. The Macke Family
Where: Mio's Fort Thomas
When: Saturday, August 11th. 7:00 PM
What: A large stuffed pizza challenge
Why: To raise money for the Brighton Center.
So far Mio's has generously sectioning off a portion of their sales that night towards the Brighton Center. As well as sponsors Fort Thomas Jewelers and the Doug Schuerman Group at Sibcy Cline. We are hoping a few more sponsors will step up (which will include advertising on our site as well as recognition at the event). Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested.
See you in a couple weeks Fort Thomas!