Just recently, I discovered a wonderful campaign of sorts that I’m excited to be joining. The project is called Hockey Fights Domestic Violence; according to its website, it’s:
“a loose-knit group of hockey-loving fans who have pledged donations to domestic violence organizations based on how their favorite teams and players perform.”
This is a great initiative that I’m more than happy to start supporting. The premise of the initiative is simple: pick a hockey player and a stat, and donate a dollar amount for every point/goal/whatever. I wish I had discovered this earlier in the season, but alas, there’s no better time than the present, right?
For my charity for this project, I’m going to donate to Crisis Services, a Western New York organization that offers a number of services, including services for those affected by domestic violence. Crisis Services also works in things including homelessness, suicide prevention and mental health, which is part of why I selected them as my designated charity. My proceeds will go to an organization that helps out in a variety of ways, and I can’t wait to get started.
My pledge for this project is as follows. Starting today, January 29, I will donate:
- 50¢ for every point scored by Rochester Americans forward Phil Varone
- 50¢ for every point scored by Toronto Marlies forward Connor Brown
- 50¢ for every hit by Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mike Weber
- 25¢ for every point scored by Erie Otters forward Dylan Strome
I hope that signing up with this allows me to make a difference, even if in some small way, and help out an organization and an absolutely worthy cause.
If you’re interested in making your own #hockeyfightsdv pledge, go for it! You can find more information about the initiative, as well as get an idea of what others have pledged and find some ideas for suggested organizations to donate to, on their website or by searching the hashtag on Twitter. Let me know if you’re planning on joining the cause – or perhaps you’re already joined it!