38-year-old Swedish goalkeeper “new York Rangers” Henrik Lundqvist announced on Twitter that he and his wife Teresa will donate $ 100 million through its charitable Foundation to the food Bank of new York.
The donation will provide approximately 68 thousand of dishes for 8 thousand children and their families in new York, said in a statement the Fund’s Lundqvist. Thanks to the funds allocated Henrik expects to provide food for the many children who, because of the pandemic coronavirus stopped attending the educational institution and get a free meal.
Lundqvist — owner of the “Vezina Trophy” in 2012, he has won 459 games in the NHL, which is the best indicator in the history of “Rangers” and the 6th result in the history of the League. This season he earned $ 7 million and about $ 54 million in his career.
Earlier, the Russian goalkeeper “Florida Panthers” Sergei Bobrovsky has pledged to donate $ 100 thousand for salaries to workers of the home arena of the club.