P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens' has donated $10 million to Montreal Children's Hospital.
The donation is being called, “the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history.” Press releases state the donation will be a minimum of $10 million.
The sports world has seen Subban deal with racism in the most classy was possible. Now, he's donating a pretty significant part of his salary, about 16 per cent, to charity. It's impossible not to respect him.
According to CTV News, Subban will also work with the hospital over the next seven years, helping with fundraising efforts. He's asked that part of the donation goes toward underprivileged kids and he's been named to Board of Directors.
Charitable donations are eligible for both federal and provincial tax credits in Canada. In Quebec, once the donation exceeds $200, it's 24 per cent.
The hospital is naming its new atrium after Subban.