Janssen, Brown Active in “Make My Day Mondays”
Longtime NHL player agent Scott Norton is asking his clients to give back in a pretty interesting way.
Through "Make My Day Mondays", Norton Sports is hoping to teach its athletes the ideas behind philanthropy and good will. Every Monday, the plan is to make an effort to help someone. The plan isn't to focus on a dollar amount of specific organization - tasks such as buying a meal for a homeless person or helping a handicapped person with a door will only add to a sense of strong moral and support for the community.
Blues enforcer Cam Janssen (@CamJanssen55) and Kings winger Dustin Brown (@DustinBrown23) are two of the players involved with "MMDM" and also regularly update their Twitter accounts with the things they have done for the project.
“People feel they can not give enough, so they don’t give at all," Norton said. "Many people get phone calls and letters from various charitable organizations asking for amounts that are out of their range, and because there is a recession they feel its excusable not to give, but its not. We should help, but be allowed to offer what we can, even if its only a dollar or five minutes of our time.”
“Charity and giving back is very important to me," said Brown, a finalist for the NHL's Foundation Award as most charitable player in each of the last two seasons. "I am very proud to be involved with and represent Norton Sports in efforts with Make My Day Mondays. I hope that one day soon, I can look at Twitter on a Monday night and view hundreds of thousands of MMDM’s, and know that I was at the grass roots of people helping other people.”
For those that want to get involved in the project, simply start giving back and use the #MMDM hashtag on Twitter to show how you're giving back.