LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A Las Vegas couple who couldn't afford Vegas Golden Knights tickets were smiling ear to ear as they made their way to their seats just eight rows from the ice.
Caryn Minkowsky said she started entering contests as a way to treat her hockey fan husband who has been battling an inoperable brain tumor for two years.
Then she came across the group Vegas Wish on social media and was eventually given two tickets to Thursdays game against the Edmonton Oilers.
"The amount of joy that went through my body when he told me that," Caryn Minkowsky said. "I could not wait for him to come back from the doctor."
Minkowsky said her husband was ecstatic when he found out about her surprise.
She says it wouldn't have been possible without Chris "Chachi" Romleski who gave them his tickets for the game.
Romleski said he and his partner recently decided to pay it forward with the season tickets they can't use and launched @Vegas_Wish on social media platforms to donate the tickets to deserving families.
"If I can make just one person's wish come true it was worth it," Romleski said.
The Minkowskys were the first selected by the pair, and the second will be sitting in Romleski's seats on Saturday.
The men behind Vegas Wish are already brainstorming their next contest to pick a deserving fan.
"We want people to be proactive with it. Tell us your stories. Tell us who you really feel deserves this," Romleski said.