Jett Alexander recently raised hundreds of dollars towards the fight against cancer, and the Prince George Spruce Kings stopper has earned the first ever Shaw BCHL Community Hero Award.
Alexander pledged to donate 25 cents for every save he made in the month of October, donating the money to ‘Stand Up to Cancer Canada.’
Teammates, team staff, parents and even his billets joined the cause, helping the 20 year old raise a total of $358.75.
“With this being my last year of junior and being in Prince George here with the support we get from the community, it was a good opportunity to just try to raise a little bit of money for a really great cause that pretty much affects everyone,” said Alexander, who lost a grandfather to cancer when he was 15. “Cancer is a disease that affects everyone. Whether it’s someone who’s had it themselves or someone you know like a family member, it’s a horrible thing.
“I just thought it was a good opportunity to help people.”
The October Saves Goalie Challenge sees netminders across North America contributing to the cause.
Alexander drew inspiration from Jake Allen, a goaltender with the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.
As the presenter of the Shaw BCHL Community Hero Award, Shaw Communications is matching Alexander’s donation.
“Through his compassion, commitment and skill, Jett has shown himself to be a true role-model in the Prince George community,” said Chethan Lakshman, Vice President, External Affairs, Shaw Communications. “He has gone above and beyond to help make a difference and proven what’s possible when you bring the community together.”
For more on the October Saves Goalie Challenge, click here.