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Fan Salute: Dinner With Savy

A lucky Blackhawks fan enjoys a meal with Hall of Famer Denis Savard. The fan won two tickets to a recent Blackhawks game and was able to sit down and get to know the great Denis Savard.

Savard Travels To Quebec With Chicago Mission

Denis Savard recently visited Quebec to help coach the Chicago Mission Youth Hockey team in the prestigious Quebec Pee Wee Hockey Tournament. View the tournament standings: Click here.

A snapshot of Denis with the team:

Action shots from the tournament:

Learn more about the Chicago Mission Hockey Organization.

100 Miles For Danny Video Recap

This past Sunday, Denis Savard joined Nick Curley, a seven-year old Chicago hockey player, who’s skating 100 miles to help raise money and awareness for the Danny Did Foundation at the Barrington Ice Arena.

Denis and Nick staked 5 miles in front of an enthusiastic crowd who cheered them on during their 50+ laps. In addition to his participation, The Savard Foundation donated $500 to help Nick reach obtain his goal of raising $25,000 for The Danny Did Foundation.  The foundation was created in honor of Danny Stanton who passed away at the age of 4 from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

For additional information and to make a donation to the foundation, please see the links below:

Upcoming Schedule & how to make a donation
Danny Did Foundation
Facebook
Recent Yahoo Article

Savard to Participate in ‘100 Miles for Danny’

Denis Savard will skate this Sunday at the Barrington Ice Arena at 6pm alongside Nick Curley, a seven-year old Chicago hockey player, who’s skating 100 miles to help raise money and awareness for the Danny Did Foundation. The Foundation was created in honor of Danny Stanton who passed away at the age of 4 from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

Where:
Barrington Ice Area
28205 W. Commercial Drive
Lake Barrington, IL 60010

When:
Sunday, August 19th from 6pm – 7pm

Please find the following links below and help Nick reach his goal of raising $25,000 for the Danny Did Foundation.

– Upcoming Schedule & how to make a donation

– Danny Did Foundation

– Facebook

– Recent Yahoo Article

Denis Savard: Blood, Sweat and Cheers

In the edition of the “Blood, Sweat and Cheers” series created by ChicagoBlackhawks.com, “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky talks about his many, many matchups against Denis Savard and the Blackhawks.

Denis Savard and I are seeing more of each other now than when we played, which is natural. In the National Hockey League, you see each other on game nights, and you never really socialize. You’re cordial if you talk at all, and there’s a respect factor. But you don’t really hang out until you’re done, which we both are now. I’ve had the same kind of relationship with Mario Lemieux since we retired.

Denis has been good enough to come to my fantasy camp the last few years. It’s every February in Las Vegas for five days, and it’s part of my charity foundation. A bunch of former players come out and we have a ball. We’ve even had Mike Keenan out there to coach. Just to make us feel at home, he throws a tantrum every once in a while.

To read the full article by Wayne Gretzky please click here.

Savard Charity Golf Outing Video Recap

Stan Mikita was honored at the third annual Denis Savard Charity Golf Outing. Below is a video recap of the event from BlackhawksTV.

To view the photo gallery please click here.

To learn more about the event please click here.

25th Annual Chicago Blackhawk Charity Golf Outing

The Blackhawks Alumni Association met for their 25th Annual Charity Golf Outing. Denis Savard was one of the many who attended the event to help raise money for Chicago Blackhawks Charities. To learn more about the Chicago Blackhawk Charities, please click here.

Watch a recap of the event below:

The 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic Announced

The Denis Savard Foundation is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The Golf Classic will be honoring Chicago Blackhawk Hall of Famer #21 Stan Mikita. The event will take place Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at Edgewood Valley Country Club which is located at 7500 S. Willow Spring Road in La Grange, IL.

Pricing:
-Celebrity Sponsorship is $10,000 and includes foursome with celebrity, lunch and dinner.
-Dinner Sponsorship is $1,500 and includes dinner for two at the event.

To reserve a foursome or dinner:
Call Anything’s Possible Events at (708) 450-1710 or email Francie Portrey at francie@apevents.org

Below are a few shots from the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic:

The Dinner Hall

Denis with a great shot

Some of the items up for auction

Video highlights from last years Golf Classic:

The Celebrity Golf Classic will benefit the charities shown below:


To learn more about each charity, please click the links listed below:

Blackhawk Alumni Association

Chicago Blackhawk Charities

LYDIA Home Association

U.S.O of Illinois

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland Northwest Indiana

For tickets or more information call Anything’s Possible Events at (708) 450-1710 or email Francie Portrey at francie@apevents.org.

Denis Savard: A Brief Look Back

Denis Savard was one of the most dynamic players to ever lace up the skates. He was drafted in the first round, 3rd overall, in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He began his career during the 1980–81 NHL season in which he had three assists in his first game. He then went on to score 75 points as a rookie. That was just the start.  Take a look at the video below to see some of his highlights:

 

Denis to Appear on Comcast 12/21

Denis Savard will join the Comcast team on Wednesday 12/21 for pregrame and intermission coverage during the Chicago Blackhawks game.  The Blackhawks look to extend their league leading point total as they take on the Montreal Canadiens at the United Center.  Make sure to tune in!