Sub­ban to be hon­oured for $10 mil­lion pledge

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

OT­TAWA - De­fence­man P.K. Sub­ban will re­ceive an hon­our from Gov. Gen. David John­son to ac­knowl­edge his char­i­ta­ble work.

The for­mer Montreal Cana­di­ens star will be given a Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Dec­o­ra­tion (civil divi­sion) while 12 oth­ers will re­ceive the Sov­er­eign’s Medal for Vol­un­teers in a cer­e­mony on Wed­nes­day in the P.K. Sub­ban Atrium at the Montreal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal. Sub­ban was traded to Nashville last year and on Thurs­day will play his first game in Montreal since the deal.

On Sept. 15, 2015, Sub­ban pledged to raise $10 mil­lion over seven years through a pro­gram called P.K.’s Help­ing Hand to aid fam­i­lies strug­gling fi­nan­cially due to a child’s ill­ness.

The hos­pi­tal named its atrium for the Toronto na­tive to mark what it called “the big­gest phil­an­thropic com­mit­ment by a sports fig­ure in Cana­dian his­tory.”

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