The bright-eyed, cheery, 14-year-old Barrington resident enjoyed a limousine ride to Boston last month where she watched the Bruins play the Montreal Canadiens. She also got a chance to ride the Zamboni, meet Bruins mascot Blades and even try on a Stanley Cup Championship ring.
ETS International, a ground transportation company with offices in Randolph, Ma. and Warwick provided the experience to Marina, who is diagnosed with down syndrome.
“The screech of excitement was deafening when she looked outside to see the limo pulling up,” said Marina’s mother, Lynn.
“My husband, Brian, was worried she would be too scared to ride the Zamboni. But she smiled and waved to all the fans as she circled the ice. That unstoppable smile and enthusiastic wave will be etched in our memories forever.”
John M. Greene, President of ETS International, said they were more than happy to help make one of Marina’s wishes come true, as he has known the family for many years.
“Marina just lights up every room she walks into,” Mr. Greene said.
“You’ll never meet a sweeter girl and just to see the look on her face as she watched the game was a thrill for all of us.”
Marina’s dad, Brian Domenici, who works as a supervisor in the ground transportation department of FM Global in Providence, an ETS client.
“If you ask Marina about her night in Boston, the top of her list of thrills would be a night out with two great guys, Johnny [Greene] and his brother, Peter,” Mr. Domenici said.
“She has come to love them both, not because of the limos, hockey games or even Zamboni rides, but because Peter and Johnny treat her like part of their family. For us as parents we are grateful for the extraordinary opportunities that the Greene’s and ETS have provided for Marina.”
Mr. Greene said the limo company has had a lot of famous people in their cars over the years, “but Marina tops the list.”
ETS International operates a fleet of luxury sedans, SUVs, limousines and executive vans in the Boston and Providence area, as well as a global network that services cities around the world. ETS International has been awarded Limo Digest’s Most Charitable Company and Limousine Operator of the Year (Large Category). For more information, call (888) 366-3388 or visit www.etsintl.net