Marc-Andre Fleury pledged $ 100,000, and the Vegas Golden Knights announced a minimum contribution of $ 500,000 Thursday to help their employees on match day.
The Golden Knights goaltender said he hopes others will follow his lead with the NHL season halted due to concerns over the coronavirus.
He announced his donation on the team’s Twitter account with a statement:
“Much of what makes the Vegas Golden Knights day experience so memorable is the staff working behind the scenes. As players, we truly appreciate all the employees who work so hard to make Fortress the best place to play in the NHL. They are just as much a part of the Las Vegas community as we are. My family and I hope these contributions not only help those in need, but also inspire others who are in Lucky positions to step in and find ways to help too. I look forward to seeing the staff and our fans soon. “
The team announced their contribution of a minimum of $ 500,000 in a statement from Golden Knights owner Bill Foley:
“Knights are the epitome of the warrior class. Our core principles are focused on helping those in need and defending those who cannot defend themselves. Make no mistake, these are uncertain times and difficult, especially here in the big city of Las Vegas. But we are all in the same boat and we will all stick together. We hope these contributions can have a positive impact on many of the staff and their families who are affected. We want to do our part. “
Fleury and the Golden Knights joined several NHL players and teams who made substantial donations to pay match day staff and arena staff for the disrupted season.