I love this.
Tragically Hip frontman, Gord Downie’s terminal cancer diagnosis touched us a Nation. Millions of people tuned in to watch the group’s last show on their final tour in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario back in August…and now a local hockey team will be paying tribute to Gord and ‘The Hip’ in their own way.
The jerseys will serve to honour the band’s roots in the community, but also to raise money for the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research as the jerseys will be auctioned off after the game.
“Gord’s diagnosis touched our entire organization and everyone we spoke with, from hockey fans to music fans, across Kingston, and Canada,” said Justin Chenier, Executive Director of Business Operations with the Kingston Frontenacs. “As a team, we’ve talked about honouring The Tragically Hip and when the reality of Gord’s diagnosis set in, we knew we could to do something special to honour the band and help raise funds to help with the research for brain cancer.”
What an incredible gesture…and frankly, the jerseys look super cool!