Today’s Who Knews:

  • today is the United Nations’ designated World Water Day, meant to bring awareness that water is such a precious commodity that many take for granted. World Water Day is a chance to think about those people and places where water needs are still paramount, and seek to work together to find a solution.
  • It is an extremely sad but true fact: across the world there are 783 million people who still do not have access to clean water. While over 2.5 million people from across the globe still lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. This concerning lack of accessible options for meeting these two basic human needs is a tragedy that people from across the globe are looking to reduce and manage, bringing clean water and better sanitation facilities to underprivileged communities across the world.
  • today is also the anniversary of the first Stanley Cup tournament championship, long before the NHL’s current format. The Hockey Hall of Fame says the Stanley Cup, notably the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes in North America, was donated in 1892 by Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, Lord Stanley of Preston and son of the Earl of Derby. He purchased the trophy for 10 Guineas ($50.00 at that time) to be presented to “the championship hockey club of the Dominion of Canada.”
  • The first team ever awarded the Stanley Cup was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association on March 22, 1893.
  • Since 1910, when the National Hockey Association took possession of the Stanley Cup, the trophy has been symbolic of professional hockey supremacy. Beginning in 1926, only NHL teams have competed for this prized trophy!

We also shared Allison’s conversation with Madison Cain Johnson from the band CAIN – they are headlining the LIVE AND IN COLOR tour this Sunday in Mansfield. Click here to go to our Soundcloud page and listen.

Today’s winner: Kristi from Mount Vernon – congratulations!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan