By RANDY BURLINGAME
WESTFIELD – After receiving silver medals in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, the third time was the charm for Kacey Bellamy and the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team as they conquered the Canadians 3-2 to take home the gold medal.
A welcome home ceremony for Bellamy is scheduled to take place on Sat., March 10 in the Whip City.
Beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m., Bellamy will be escorted by the Westfield Police and Fire Department from Mestek down North Elm Street and continue across the Great River Bridge onto Elm Street, around the green, and down South Broad Street to The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield, located at 28 West Silver Street.
The local hero will be at The Boys and Girls Club from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a public meet and greet event.
“I am honored to be a sister of Kacey and I am so proud of her accomplishments,” said Lindsey Bellamy. “She had a dream and she went after it with hard work, determination and the love of the game.”
Attendees are encouraged to bring gear or items to have Kacey sign.