When Connor McDavid pledged $100,000 towards the Ben Stelter fund

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Connor McDavid during Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid has pledged $100,000 towards the newly launched Ben Stelter Fund, which aims to honor the life of six-year-old Ben Stelter, who passed away after battling brain cancer. The fund aims to continue Ben's legacy by supporting children with Glioblastoma and other types of cancer.

McDavid said in a statement following Ben's passing in August:

"He was an amazing little guy who lit up every single room he was in. He certainly lit up our room any time he walked in there."

McDavid joined forces with social entrepreneur and investor Ashif Mawji and his family to pledge. Speaking about the Ben Stelter Fund, Mawji said:

"The Ben Stelter Fund will focus on four key pillars. The first one is a magical experience for kids battling cancer. The next one is at home medical equipment for these families. The third is outcome-based research to help find a cure for Glioblastoma and other types of cancers that kids face. The final one is venture-based philanthropy, which is where we invest in projects, ventures, and other initiatives that infuse entrepreneurship to help find a cure for cancer."

The pledge from McDavid and Mawji will undoubtedly help make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by cancer as they continue to honor the legacy of Ben Stelter.

Connor McDavid: A philanthropic force off the ice

Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers' star player, is known not only for his skills on the ice but also for his philanthropic work off the ice. McDavid is dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting causes close to his heart.

One of the most notable philanthropic initiatives McDavid has been involved with is the "Hockey Helps Kids" program. The program, which McDavid has been a part of since its inception, involves NHL players partnering with local schools to raise money for charities of their choice.

McDavid has also donated to various charitable organizations, including the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta.

In addition to his involvement in charitable organizations, Connor McDavid has also launched an initiative called "The Connor McDavid Foundation." The foundation aims to support organizations that focus on health, wellness, and education for young people. McDavid has donated a portion of his salary to the foundation and has made significant contributions to causes such as mental health research and youth sports programs.

Connor McDavid's philanthropic work is a testament to his character and commitment to positively impacting the community. As one of the NHL's most talented and successful players, McDavid's dedication to giving back to others is truly inspiring.

Edited by Piyush Bisht
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