P.K. Subban and the NHL just gave a $100K donation to George Floyd's daughter
P.K. Subban says he's donated $50,000 USD to a GoFundMe page set up for George Floyd's daughter, and the NHL has matched his donation.
The Toronto-born New Jersey Devils player took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce his donation to Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna and issue a call for action.
"Change the game," Subban said. "I've been wearing it on my hat for a long, long time, for years, I wear it every day when I go to work."
Change The Game❤️🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/otPpYIBkJx— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) June 3, 2020
"What does change the game mean?" Subban asked. "Change the game means change the narrative. The narrative has been the same: no justice. There needs to be justice. Justice has to happen, change needs to come."
"I am committed to that through and through."
He asked anyone with the means to donate to Gianna to do so.
Multiple NHL players and other Canadian athletes have expressed their solidarity with the Black community and spoken out against racism following the death of George Floyd, including Sidney Crosby, who said that Floyd's death "cannot be ignored."
June 3, 2020
"Racism that exists today in all forms is not acceptable," Crosby said.
"While I am not able to relate to the discrimination that Black and minority communities face daily, I will listen and educate myself on how I can help make a difference."
The fund for Gianna Floyd had raised over $1 million on Wednesday afternoon.
"Our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude and we ask that you think of Gianna and the rest of our family as we suffer through this great loss," Roxie Washington, Gianna's mother, said on the website.
As of this moment, 35,000 donors from 88 different countries around the world have given to support Gianna Floyd & her future.— GoFundMe (@gofundme) June 3, 2020
You can donate here: https://t.co/tiKHaDFUcY pic.twitter.com/6lO0Cfd3aT
All funds raised will go toward Gianna's "care and future," including education, grief counselling, and lodging and travel expenses for all court proceedings.
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