Brooklyn Heights native Olympian Kelli Stack honored by hometown

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - A rainy and cold windy day couldn't stop the city of Brooklyn Heights from honoring one of their own Thursday, U.S. women's Olympic hockey player Kelli Stack.

Stack, a native of Brooklyn Heights who attended Cuyahoga Heights High School, was honored by Mayor Mike Procuk when he unveiled a sign honoring the two-time Olympic silver medalist.

The sign will be attached to the entrances of eight different streets in the village. Stack who is back home this week visiting her family was overwhelmed by the sentiment shown to her by her hometown.

"I want to thank Mayor Mike and all my friends and family for the support they have shown to me and to have a sign in my name is something I never dreamed could be possible"

Stack currently lives in Boston and plays women's pro hockey with some other members of her Olympic team. She was honored at halftime of the Cavaliers game this week along with teammate and Lorain native Brianne McGlaughlin.

Stack and her Olympic teammates are scheduled to take a trip to the White House in April along with the rest of Team USA to meet the President and First Lady.

Kelli will return Cleveland on May 4 where she will throw out the first pitch for the Indians game that day

 

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