Breaking: NHL star makes “largest-ever private donation” to his hometown!

A huge show of generosity from one of the NHL's biggest stars.

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It's the largest private donation to a community center in the Province of Manitoba, Canada's entire history.

On Wednesday it was revealed via the Dakota Community Center that Chicago Blackhawks superstar Jonathan Toews had made a whopping $1 million donation to center. They released the following statement:

"We are extremely grateful to Jonathan for his leadership as Honorary Chair of our Campaign and his transformational donation to the Dakota Community Centre," said Tom Thiessen, Chair, Dakota Community Centre Board of Directors.  "His generosity reinforces our belief in the importance of access to wellness, recreation and sport programs as key to a healthy community."

Toews himself also released a statement:

"From my earliest days playing hockey, Dakota Community Centre has always played a pivotal role in my upbringing and my career", said Toews. "Today, I continue to be honoured to have my name associated with the Sportsplex on the Dakota campus. My parents have instilled in me the importance of giving back, and I believe that in supporting Dakota, we will see endless possibilities for the Community Centre's future and transformation in the lives of our community members."

Here's a picture of Toews signing the fat check courtesy of the Dakota Community Center.