Jonathan Toews is an all-time good guy on and especially off the ice. His charitable efforts go far and wide and it’s surprising that he has never had his own foundation, until now.
Last night Toews announced that he is finally launching his own, the Jonathan Toews Foundation. Little has been published about the foundation but he did announce the first partnership with Green Bronx Machine.
Green Bronx Machine is a non-profit organization with the goal to “produce outstanding academic outcomes through plant-based lessons in schools.” With the help of Toews they are bringing their curriculum and Tower Garden to Chicago Public Schools.
Toews says that “they are helping young kids shape their lives for the better by teaching them the benefits of eating healthy food that they get to grow themselves.”
This is the first partnership of his personal foundation but Toews worked with a similar organization, The Kitchen Community, in the past. He is a big advocate of educating young people about healthy, sustainable living and preservation of the environment.
Toews is a true leader around the globe with his efforts. He has donated as much as $1M to the Dakota Community Centre in his hometown of Winnipeg, fulfilled wishes for Make-A-Wish and donated his time to garden at schools in Chicago.
Captain Serious has even gotten silly in his charitable work by lending his likeness for toasters. Or Toews-sters, that were sold in Canada to benefit Jumpstart Foundation, which helps kids get active by providing money for sports equipment and athletic opportunities for underprivileged youth.
We shouldn’t be surprised if Toews wins a few more Mark Messier Leadership Awards before his career is over because he is the definition of it. He leads by positive example through on-ice performance, motivation of team members and a dedication to community activities and charitable causes.
Jonathan Toews is a winner.
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It’s been a long time coming… not only am I really excited to launch the Jonathan Toews Foundation but also announce our first partnership with the @GreenBronxMachine! I’m sure many people know that I’m all about moving and staying healthy, but what I love about @GreenBronxMachine is that they bring so much more to the table. Every day they are helping young kids shape their lives for the better by teaching them the benefits of eating healthy food that they get to grow themselves. Let’s grow something greater! #jonathantoewsfoundation #growlearnthrive #greenbronxmachine @stephenritz