By Josh Cooper
Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers is one of three finalists for the 2014-15 Foundation Player Award given to “an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community,” the National Hockey League announced Friday.
There is not much you can really say about this except, all three finalists were both super charitable and awesome. Another one of those awards where even being nominated is a good deal.
Why Henrik Lundqvist Deserves The Foundation
From the NHL:
Lundqvist’s on-ice performance has only been matched by his passion for helping those in need. His efforts have included generating awareness, raising funds and increasing the impact of 28 nonprofit charities he supports through a pair of organizations – the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation and the Garden of Dreams Foundation, the latter of which he has served as a spokesman for since 2009. Lundqvist also has dedicated time and raised funds for various other causes, including fighting hunger, curing pediatric cancers, improving access to quality education, and aiding children and families in need.
Lundqvist seems to have embraced all things New York and looks to help the city’s needy when he can.
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