The legacy of the recent “Duncan Keith Day” will resonate throughout Fort Frances for some time to come, thanks to the generosity of the town’s favourite hockey son.
Tonight’s meeting of town council will feature the first of five cheque presentations over the next two days being made on behalf of Keith, with each donation worth $5,000 for a total of $25,000 altogether.
Besides the Town of Fort Frances, other beneficiaries of the Chicago Blackhawks defenceman’s philanthropy will include: the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association; Rainycrest Long-Term Care Facility, where Keith’s mother used to work; Riverside Health Foundation to support La Verendrye Hospital; and Couchiching First Nation.
“Whatever it gets used for, I’m happy to help out,” said Keith while he was in town on Aug. 1 to celebrate his winning a third Stanley Cup and his first Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Duncan Keith Day “gatekeeper” Larry Patrick said the presentations will be made today and tomorrow barring a late arrival of the cheques by courier today.