Michael Buble donates $100,000 to Bieksa's Buddies charitable effort, according to radio station
The TEAM 1040 Radio has posted a tweet declaring that Burnaby-raised singer Michael Bublé has opened his wallet and forked over $100,000 to a charity hockey game organized by Vancouver Canuck Kevin Bieksa.
"The crooner won't play instead he'll join 5 others to coach," the station noted in its message.
Late last month, Straight health writer Gail Johnson reported that contributions from the Canucks for Kids Fund cover 14 to 25 percent of the operating budget for the Canuck Place hospice for children.
The NHL owners' decision to lock out the players has put this funding in jeopardy.
Bieksa intervened by organizing the charitable hockey game at UBC's Thunderbird Arena tonight between the UBC squad and some NHL stars, with the proceeds going to charities that previously benefited from the Canucks.
And it appears that Bublé, a part owner of the Vancouver Giants junior hockey franchise, has decided to step up to help the kids and their parents. Bravo!