Keith Nominated for NHL Foundation Award

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron and San Jose Sharks forward Brent Burns are the three finalists for the 2013-14 NHL Foundation Player Award, presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community," the National Hockey League announced today.

NHL clubs submitted nominations for the NHL Foundation Player Award and the finalists were selected by a judging panel. The NHL Foundation will present $25,000 to the chosen charitable organization of this year's recipient. The winner will be announced Tuesday, June 24, during the 2014 NHL Awards from Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. The 2014 NHL Awards will be broadcast by NBCSN in the United States and CBC in Canada.

Keith has made an impact in the Chicago community through his charity, Keith Relief. After experiencing firsthand the challenges that medical procedures can present, Keith and his wife made it their mission to assist others by alleviating some of the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals during times of medical crises. Keith Relief has raised more than $250,000 through benefit concerts since 2012, with all proceeds benefiting the organization as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

To learn more about Keith Relief click here.

Keith Relief Benefit Event

Keith Relief is proud to announce a charity concert featuring country music star Lee Brice.  All proceeds will benefit Keith Relief and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Lee Brice, best known for “A Woman Like You” and “Love Like Crazy,” will perform from 8:30-10 p.m. A silent auction will be open throughout the event, in addition to a live auction prior to the concert.

Date:

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, from 6:30-10 p.m.

Where:

Joe’s Bar on Weed Street (940 W. Weed St., Chicago). Ages 21 and up.

Ticket Details:

VIP Tickets:  $250 Each - Includes VIP reception prior to the concert from 6:30-7:30 p.m., featuring current Blackhawks, along with concert and live & silent auction.

General Admission: $60 Each (available Friday, December 13th @ 10am) Includes admission to the concert, along with live & silent auction.

Check out photos and videos from the first Keith Relief Benefit Concert.

About Keith Relief:

Created in 2011 by Duncan and Kelly-Rae after receiving a substantial medical bill for her knee surgery, Keith Relief is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals dealing with medical crises. As a partner of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, Keith Relief sponsors a special transplant floor dedicated to pediatric transplant patients and their families. This concert marks the second of its kind for Keith Relief. In 2012, approximately $80,000 was raised for Keith Relief and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana through the benefit concert.

100 Miles For Danny: With Denis Savard

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 – 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, please see the links below:

- Upcoming Schedule & how to make a donation - Danny Did Foundation

First Keith Relief Benefit Event & Concert Recap

The first Keith Relief Benefit Event & Concert was a tremendous success!  Hundreds of fans attended the Benefit Event & Concert at Joe's Bar on Weeds St. to help raise money and awareness for Keith Relief, a charity that was started in 2011 by Duncan Keith and his wife Kelly-Rae. The event included food & drink, a concert from country music superstar Jerrod Niemann, admission to a silent & live auction, and the oppourtunity to interact with the Blackhawks as they served as celebrity bartenders throughout the night.

To view the full photo gallery from the event please click here.

Video recap of the event:

About Keith Relief: Keith Relief was founded in 2011 by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, Duncan Keith and his wife, Kelly-Rae. The charity is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals suffering from medical crisis.  Learn More.

Keith Relief Announces Benefit Event & Concert

Join Duncan Keith, defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks, his wife Kelly-Rae, the Chicago Blackhawks & country music star Jerrod Niemann with top hits “Lover Lover,” “What Do You Want,” & “One More Drinking Song.” Funds raised at the event will benefit Keith Relief & Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.

To learn more and buy tickets please visit DuncanKeith.com.