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Hockey for Haiti

From the NHLPA:

Recognizing a great need for help, Georges Laraque and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) teamed up with World Vision Canada to raise funds for the re-construction of the Grace Children’s Hospital in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, a project that has been on-going for over a year now.

In a follow-up to an initial trip to the island by Laraque, NHLPA Member Dan Hamhuis and NHLPA staff members in June of 2010 to announce that $1-million had been raised (the total is now over $1.3M), Laraque has once again embarked on a trip to the Caribbean island nation.  Joining Georges on this trip representing the NHLPA is Montreal Canadiens defenceman, P.K. Subban. The energetic and effervescent young player is someone who values the work being done by World Vision and the NHLPA on the Hockey for Haiti project and was eager to participate and help-out, any way he could.

Laraque and Subban will spend a few days in Port-au-Prince and on Wednesday they will visit the Grace Children’s hospital to meet with patients, staff and to tour the hospital to see first-hand the progress being made through the donations to Hockey for Haiti.

Read on.  For more on the NHLPA’s Hockey for Haiti campaign, read here. Below is a video of Laraque’s tour of the region last summer, with Dan Hamhuis:

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Subban seems like a decent guy.  His on ice act seems t be an act.  He should lose the fake wise guy stuff and take a page from LaRaques book.  I have a much better impression of him after this article.  He doesn’t have to act like a jerk to make his mark.

Posted by 13 user names on 07/07/11 at 02:17 AM ET

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Sean Penn is one of the biggest pushers in the Haitian recovery.  Maybe Laraque can talk to him as well.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/07/11 at 03:58 AM ET

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