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Lecavalier Makes $3 Million Commitment To All Children’s Hospital
Posted Oct 16, 2007 by Aaron Knox
Updated Oct 16, 2007 at 03:30 PM
Lightning center Vinny Lecavalier and his philanthropic corporate partners have committed $3 million over the next eight years toward the construction of the new All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. The money will be earmarked for a 26,500-sq. ft. pediatric cancer facility which will bear Lecavalier’s name: The Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
More than half of the $3 million will be provided from the Vincent Lecavalier Foundation, with money from Lecavalier, Kane’s Furniture and DEX Imaging. The rest is scheduled to be raised through community donations and charity events such as Lecavalier’s annual Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Nov. 12.
For information, check Lecavalier’s foundation’s Web site at www.vinny4.com.