Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews nominated for Clancy Memorial Trophy
By Ryan Fedrau
Jonathan Toews has been nominated by the Chicago Blackhawks for the 2019-20 King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
Not only is Jonathan Toews the captain of the Chicago Blackhawks on the ice, but he is also the captain of helping the community off the ice too. Hockey players don’t get the recognition in cities by the media like other sports, but that doesn’t stop Toews, along with his teammates for helping the city of Chicago, anyway they can.
The King Clancy Memorial Trophy was named to honor Frank “King” Clancy, a former player, coach, manager, referee, and goodwill ambassador for the NHL.
Toews gets the nomination for his work with the Jonathan Toews Foundation. Toews’ foundation is completely founded for himself. A few months ago, Toews’ foundation donated $100,000 to the ‘Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund’.
Toews launched his foundation back in 2018. They’re partnered with Garden Bronx Machine and the Chicago Public School system. The goal is to help young kids shape their lives for the better by teaching them the benefits of eating healthy food while growing it themselves in gardens.
In June, Toews took a stance against racism following the murder of George Floyd, along with helping the youth of Chicago in peace circles, alongside teammates, other Chicago athletes, political figures, police offers, and more.
Toews has done a lot for the city of Chicago and will continue to do so in the coming years! This is an amazing accomplishment if Toews wins, and it’s awesome to see him recognized for his work off the ice.
The finalists for the trophy will be announced in early August and the winner will be picked during the conference finals. Good luck to Toews!
The King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner will be chosen by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. The selection committee will apply the following criteria in determining the finalists and winner:
– Clear and measurable positive impact on the community
– Investment of time and resources
– Commitment to a particular cause or community
– Commitment to the League’s community initiatives
– Creativity of programming
– Use of influence; engagement of others
The first-place finisher will receive a $25,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of his choice. The two runners-up each will receive a $5,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.