People tend to have a very distinct opinion about Eric Lindros. Whatever that opinion may be, this article about his donation has to impress…
Sep 16, 2008 04:16 PM
THE CANADIAN PRESS
LONDON, Ont. – Former NHL star Eric Lindros was known for his presence on the ice – and now in retirement he’ll be known for his generosity off it.
Lindros was on hand in London, Ont., on Tuesday for the unveiling of the Lindros Legacy Research building, made possible by his $5-million donation to the London Health Sciences Centre.
The gift is believed to be the largest one-time charitable donation by a Canadian sports figure.
Doctors at the London Health Sciences Centre helped heal Lindros’s various injuries during his career, which was cut short by concussions.
In a release, Lindros said he was pleased to donate to an “organization that helps so many.”
Lindros retired from the NHL last November after stints with the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars.