Thursday, November 08, 2007

Lindros donates $5-million

Eric Lindros combined the announcement of his retirement as an NHL player on Thursday with one of the largest one-time donations ever received by the London Health Sciences Foundation.

The Big E is giving $5 million to the facility.
Good for him.

Does anyone happen to have a list of the top charitable donations by professional athletes? I imagine this is right up there when it comes to hockey players.


At 6:12 p.m., November 08, 2007, Blogger Pete said...

There was Yashin who gave $1 million to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa...

Of course he took most of it back.

At 6:26 p.m., November 08, 2007, Anonymous Jealous Broadcaster said...

Most of that loot was supposed to 'funneled' to his mother in the land of Vodka and the KGB. I wonder why that deal never panned out!??

At 6:46 p.m., November 08, 2007, Blogger allan said...

Don't forget Ed Belfour's selfless attempt to donate one billion dollars to the Dallas PD.

At 11:47 p.m., November 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Schumacher donated $10 million for Tsunami aid, and this is what Vincent Lecavalier did recently (off the Lightning website):

Tampa Bay Lightning center Vinny Lecavalier today announced a $3-million dollar commitment to construction of the new All Children’s Hospital in downtown St. Petersburg, FL – specifically for a state-of-the art facility that will be named the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.


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