An Unlikely Darien High School Reunion 


Dan Grady and Brian Peoples both grew up in Darien, Connecticut. Living less than a mile apart these two spent hours playing pond hockey and eventually ended up being teammates on the Darien High School hockey team. Both graduating in 1977, these two childhood pals even sat right next to each other in the Darien team picture! 

After graduating they lost touch and unbeknownst to each other they both eventually ended up in Colorado. Although they both lived in the Centennial State, they never connected until now! 

On top of everything else, both of these Darien natives are Dawg Nation recipients! Dan has fully recovered from hip surgery and Brian suffered a massive stroke in October of 2022. Brian  has become a key piece of our weekly Hockey Heals group and Dan now has plans to join us as well! 

These two  hadn’t seen each other in nearly 50 years until the Dawg Bowl magic dust was sprinkled upon them! Dan was reviewing past

recipients on the Dawg Nation webpage and couldn’t believe his eyes when he ran across Brian’s story! That predicated a surprise meetup during DB XIV where both reminisced and caught up on each other’s lives! 

We say it over and over, and we will continue to, there are “no coincidences”!

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