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Blues, players donate $20K for tornado relief

Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:12 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2011 3:14 pm
 

It's always nice when good news comes out of bad situations. Thanks to the Blues organization and players, that's the case in St. Louis.

After the city was ravaged by tornadoes in the last week, including one that wreaked havoc on the city's airport, the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help in the relief efforts. The team's players decided to follow suit, pitching in their own $10,000.

"Speaking on behalf of the players, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the storms," Blues forward Andy McDonald said. "St. Louis is our home and watching the damage over the weekend makes us want to help our community in some way."

It adds to what has been a charitable few weeks for the Blues. Cam Janssen announced he would donate $1 for every new follower he had on Twitter during a week span to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of the late Mandi Schwartz. Mandi's brother Jaden was selected by the Blues in the 2010 draft.

-- Brian Stubits

Category: NHL
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Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2011 8:45 am
 

Blues, players donate $20K for tornado relief

What does it matter to you Flat Ears...you ripped into the Japanese kid for donating a years earnings.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2011 1:47 am
 

Blues, players donate $20K for tornado relief

you guys must be Chicago fans......ask yourself how much you donated.  something tells me the answer would be zero.  so looks like they donated a higher percentage of their income than you did.  Go Blues and thanks for giving back to the community. 



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:19 pm
 

Blues, players donate $20K for tornado relief

That is pathetic. It's like they're saying "We don't really care, management made us do it." At first I thought $10,000 apiece , which even then isn't a big deal, but the whole team?? What's that work out to, maybe 450 bucks apiece? It's an insult!



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Blues, players donate $20K for tornado relief

Really? The lowest paid guy on the team makes about $500K. Team payroll is over $40M and they
kick in $10K? How embarrassing.


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