Hockey Player P.K. Subban Donates $10,000,000 to Children’s Hospital
P.K. Subban is a popular hockey player and all-star defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens. He recently agreed to donate $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital foundation over the next seven years.
The donation will fund P.K.’s Hands, a charity that helps struggling families provide expensive medical care to their children.
The Root reports:
Last year, Subban, 26, signed an eight-year, $72 million contract with the Canadiens.
Subban, who is one of the few black players in the NHL, is also a “candidate to be named captain of hockey’s most storied franchise,” The Sporting News reports.
In 2013, Sports Illustrated named Subban the most hated player, now, the hospital atrium bears his name as a show of gratitude for his donation.
“As I was walking out of the backroom, I noticed the P.K. Subban lettering up there and I got goosebumps,” Subban said CBC News reports.
“It’s not too many times I get goosebumps in what I do playing hockey for a very long time in front a lot of people. That’s probably the only time I got goosebumps in a long time.”
The hospital called the donation, “the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history,” according to CBC News.
Greg Rokos, chair of the board of directors of the Montreal Children’s Hospital foundation, said the donation was like “Christmas in September,” CBC News reports.
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