Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vernon Fiddler: A Memorable Gift

Vernon Fiddler with Links Fore Leukemia Honored Hero
Cutler Fricke at the 2013 tournament.

Dallas Stars Center Vernon Fiddler is preparing for a busy 2014-2015 hockey season but is taking time to honor North Texas blood cancer patients and their families.  He is donating a full season worth of home game tickets to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) so that patients can attend a game and take their minds off their diagnosis and treatment.  Vernon's donation will cover all 41 home games - quite the gift!

Fiddler and his wife, Chrissy, worked with the Dallas Stars Foundation to create Fidd's Kids, where they give away tickets to different organizations.  This is the first year LLS will receive a whole season's worth of tickets.

"We are thankful for Vern's generosity and know that our patients will really appreciate his amazing gift," says Senior Director of Corporate Development Kacy Lowe.  "We are looking forward to cheering Vern and the rest of the Dallas Stars all the way to the Stanley Cup.  Go Stars!"

Not only will patients and their families be able to watch the game from the Fidd's Kids seats, but they will also have the opportunity to meet with Fiddler after each game.

The LLS mission is close to Vernon's heart.  He lost his sister to leukemia when they were young and has been an ardent supporter of the North Texas Chapter.  He has served as the Honorary Chair of the Links Fore Leukemia Golf Tournament the last three years and has given money to LLS through his own nonprofit organization in Edmonton.

Thank you Vern for making an impact on our patients right here in North Texas.

Go Stars!

1 comment:

  1. A real class act and very generous individual doing his part. Oh and quite the cute kid as well.