Women’s Singles 501 (22 entries) 1st – Marilyn Popp – Individual 2nd...
Stacy: A Tribute by Marilyn Popp
I lost a dear friend over this past weekend, or I should say the dart community has lost a friend.
As we all know by now, Stacy Bromberg died after a courageous battle with cancer – she fought it like she fought her dart matches – fiercely. She and I have been telephone tagging over the last couple of weeks; I left messages, she left messages, but I’m sorry to say I never got to speak to her. I regret that I was at a dart tournament in Maryland when she died, and people would ask me how she was. I was going to call her on Monday – so sorry I didn’t get the chance.
I was privileged to be her dart partner for several years, attending World Cup and Masters events. We always did so well together. I felt so confident playing with her. I had to laugh, because she always felt she needed to tell me my outs, even though I knew them as well as she did! It didn’t bother me – that was Stacy.
I would not be able to list all of her accomplishments; there are so many, including a World Championship. We all know what she did for darts, not to mention her favorite charity, Make-A-Wish Foundation. She was a good friend to me, and a good daughter to her parents. What she did for darts is unprecedented.
I couldn’t bring myself to erase her voicemail from over the weekend. Hearing her voice is comforting to me. I also find comfort knowing she’s free from pain and with her Mom.
Thanks for listening,