Jonathan Toews Donates $1 Million To Community Center

Jonathan Toews is still a “kid” by many people’s standards.

Chicago’s captain will turn 29 at the end of April, and is already in the midst of his tenth NHL season. But Toews played hockey somewhere growing up. And developed friends. And played.

Now, he wants other kids to have the same opportunities he did outside Winnipeg.

On Wednesday it was announced that the Jonathan Toews Foundation has donated $1M to the fundraising campaign for Dakota Community Centre — the facility where he grew up playing the game.

“From my earliest days playing hockey, Dakota Community Centre has always played a pivotal role in my upbringing and my career,” Toews said in a statement. “Today, I continue to be honoured to have my name associated with the Sportsplex on the Dakota campus. My parents have instilled in me the importance of giving back, and I believe that in supporting Dakota, we will see endless possibilities for the Community Centre’s future and transformation in the lives of our community members.”

Toews will also reportedly serve as the honorary chairman for the Dakota Futures Capital Campaign, which is raising $20M total for the construction of a new 60,000-square-foot fieldhouse and community center. Included in the plans for the community center are a 30,000-square-foot gymnasium, a walking/running track and studio space for health and wellness programs.

The donation is reportedly the largest private donation to a community center ever in Manitoba.

10 thoughts on “Jonathan Toews Donates $1 Million To Community Center

  • December 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    What an incredible heart this young man has…. Makes me so PROUD to be Chicago Blackhawks Fan!!!

  • December 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    The Johnny Wayne of NHL history.

  • December 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Yes, and we, far from Chicago, don’t hear much about his many good works there

  • December 7, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    A good man well beyond his years. He gets it.

  • December 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    In all of the clips I have seen of Jonny doing volunteer work he really seems to enjoy it. Most people are interested in themselves. He seems to be one of those rare people who is genuinely interested in others. Kevin is right; he does get it.

  • December 7, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Very nice

  • December 8, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Toews is giving money to enrich the lives of young people and NFL players are taking a knee during the National Anthem. Proud to be an NHL fan.

  • December 8, 2016 at 11:39 am

    “F” the NFL

  • December 8, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    The NFL is the worst… so glad I’m a hockey fan.

    NFL game: 300 commercials and 90 seconds of action.

    NHL game: limited to three commercial breaks a period… constant high speed action.

  • December 10, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Good for him what a move! Class act!

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