In the same week that P.K. Subban is slated to face off against his former team the NHL defenceman will receive the meritorious service award from the Governor General of Canada.
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Back in 2015, P.K. Subban pledged to raise $10 million for the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the biggest commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history.
The money raised goes toward a fund called P.K.’s Helping Hand, which helps families struggling financially as a result of a child’s illness.
The ceremony will take place on Wednesday in the Montreal Children’s hospital atrium that bears his name. The award which will be handed out by Gov. Gen. David Johnston recognizes role models who help communities face certain challenges. There are two levels to the award: a cross and a medal. Subban will receive a cross for the civil division.
“His generous gift stands as an example of how professional athletes can positively change lives in their communities,” said a news release announcing the award.
Being traded to Nashville has not stopped P.K.’s generosity . On Christmas Eve he organized a holiday surprise for a small group of children in Nashville with sickle cell anemia.