Tara Tresolini, a recent graduate of Newark High School, is a cheerleader during this year’s Blue-Gold Game. Throughout the week, she’ll share her Blue-Gold thoughts and experiences. Tresolini, the daughter of News Journal sportswriter Kevin Tresolini, also will post videos on delawareonline.com.
Tonight is the night we’ve all been waiting for, when all the hard work over the last few months will pay off. But by the end of the night, the amount of touchdowns and field goals or the halftime routine and who wins and loses won’t matter.
By the end of tonight, we’re all winners. We’ve all been winners this whole time. It’s simply not about winning the game, it’s winning memories, friendships and lessons that we’ll carry with us for the rest of our lives.
The day will start off with tailgates, and it will be good to see and meet the friends and family of my teammates and to hang out and eat some good food. The parade of participants will start at 6 p.m. as we all parade around Delaware Stadium. But the best part will be when all the buddies run out to greet the players and participants.
Unfortunately, my buddy, Rachel, had to go out of town because of a family emergency. I’ll thinking about her but looking forward to seeing all the other buddies I’ve gotten to know. I’m looking forward to seeing all the smiling faces of all the kids, and that alone will make us more excited for the game. Then, finally, it’s game time.