Vancouver, BC - The Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) and the Sedin Family Foundation (SFF) are proud to announce a new partnership that will create an annual legacy project supporting families across British Columbia.
The special announcement was made today as part of the Sedins' jersey retirement celebrations. The project continues the collaborative partnership between Canucks and the Sedin families and will be a community legacy for years to come.
Funding for the first project will match tonight's 50/50 proceeds at the Canucks vs. Blackhawks game. In the future, equivalent 50/50 proceeds from one home game each season will be directed towards the annual legacy project. Fans can buy 50/50 tickets now at canucks.com/online5050.
"Since the day they arrived in Vancouver, the Sedin families have wanted to make a lasting difference in the community," said Canucks for Kids Fund President Paolo Aquilini. "Their commitment to BC's children and families is remarkable and we are so proud to partner with Daniel, Marinette, Henrik and Johanna on this legacy project."
Potential legacy projects will be researched by the SFF and reviewed by a joint SFF/CFKF committee. One or several joint projects will be selected each year for funding. Additional details about the selection process for the projects will be available this spring at Canucks.com.
"Our goal is to create a program that is responsive to the community's needs on an annual basis. Johanna and I are very pleased to partner with the Canucks for Kids Fund to really make a difference," said Henrik Sedin.
"Giving back to the community is important to Marinette and I. We're looking forward to working together with the Canucks for Kids Fund in the years ahead to make a difference for families across BC," said Daniel Sedin.
Along with their remarkable success on the ice, Daniel and Henrik have also made exceptional contributions in the community. They were both awarded the King Clancy Memorial Award in 2018, awarded annually to the player in the NHL who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.
About the Sedin Family Foundation:
The Sedin Family Foundation was created in 2014 by Henrik, Johanna, Daniel and Marinette Sedin to establish a legacy of giving that reflects the values, interests and commitment to the community where the families live and play. The foundation works to fill immediate needs in two areas - Family Wellness and Children's Health & Education.
About the Canucks for Kids Fund
The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities that support children's health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in BC.
Thanks to the generosity of fans, donors, players, employees and sponsor partners, the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) has granted $64 million to charities in British Columbia over the last 34 years. The Canucks for Kids Fund's core beneficiaries, Canucks Autism Network (CAN), Canuck Place Children's Hospice and BC Children's Hospital Foundation are providing vital resources and life-saving care to families across this province.