It all started when I saw this tear-jerker of a video being shared on Facebook last month…
It turns out, P.K. Subban is HUGE in Canada — as are most professional hockey players. However, Subban is known more for his philanthropy than his skills on the ice.
According to his Wikipedia profile, last year Subban announced his donation of $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The hospital called it “the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history.” After his donation, Subban continued his commitment as spokesman and organized the Winter Wonderland with Air Canada at the hospital before the holidays.
Now I was really intrigued. So I went over to pksubban.com to learn more about Subban on his own website. I continued to be personally moved as I scrolled through his site and when I landed on his philanthropy section, I was hooked. This guy is active. Really active in his community of Montreal, and with fundraising in particular.
Back to the video…
Over the summer, Subban was recently traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Nashville Predators. Trades happen all the time in all professional sports, but Subban still has a vested interest in the Children’s Hospital and he wanted the kids back at the hospital to know this. The video is a testament to this and his original commitment to help raise $10 million dollars (10% of which has already been raised!).
Anyway. If anything, this is merely a blog post to help get you thinking about your next fundraising endeavour. What will it be and who will it serve? Will you still be able to be as committed to it if you had to move across the country? Out of the country?
Thank you, P.K. Subban. You’re an inspiration to us all.