(WTNH)–It’s not every day you get a chance to see the Stanley Cup. On Thursday, about 3,000 people lined up at the Avon Old Farms School to see one of the most famous trophies in sports.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Nick Bonino showed up a little after 1 this afternoon with the Cup. He spent the morning with it on the golf course and then served up some pasta from it with his grandparents.
When Bonino arrived in Avon, he was overwhelmed by support.
“It’s very humbling. I know a lot of it is for the Cup–probably most of it. But it’s still pretty cool that I get to share this with the fans around here and with Avon Old Farms the school, that meant alot,” Bonino said.
Fans started lining up early this morning for a chance to get a photo with Bonino and the Cup.
“I’ve been a diehard Penguins fan since I was four years old, I’m 31 now and it’s the first opportunity in my life to see the Stanley Cup in person,” said Brian Gonsalves of New Haven. “Not a better chance as a Penguins fan, too.”
Bonino has the Cup until midnight tonight. After a stop at the Connecticut Childrens’ Hospital, he’ll spend some quality time with it.
“I’ll maybe have a couple of drinks out of it,” he said.