Ghost is giving back.
“I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to use my platform as a professional athlete to advocate and raise awareness for causes I’m most passionate about, especially children and animals,” said Gostisbehere on an Instagram post on Friday. “It’s a privilege to have created The GhostBear Foundation with the help of family and friends. We’re excited to start making a difference.”
He’s doing it all for a great cause.
Welcome to the GhostBear Foundation! We invite you to become a part of the GhostBear Den & support our founder, Flyers Defenseman, Shayne Gostisbehere in his efforts to support ill or disabled children, at-risk animals, & programs helping aspiring, hockey athletes! #ourfirsttweet
— The GhostBear Foundation (@GB_Foundation_) December 1, 2017
Here’s more on Gostisbehere’s mission from the GhostBear Foundation:
The GhostBear Foundation’s mission is to provide support and encouragement to organizations motivating young athletes aspiring to have professional, or collegiate, hockey careers. Our efforts focus within the communities of: South Florida, Philadelphia, PA and Schenectady, NY. Through unique platforms and events, The GhostBear Foundation supports ill and disabled children, as well as at-risk or endangered animals. Our objective is to see persons and organizations thrive as benefactors of these initiatives.
The Foundation’s kickoff event will be in just two weeks. In conjunction with the Pennsylvania SPCA, the GhostBear Foundation will be holding a ‘Yappy’ Hour will all proceeds benefiting the PSPCA’s live-saving mission.
The Holiday ‘Yappy’ Hour will be at the Punchline Philly Comedy Club on Friday, December 15th, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. You can purchase tickets through ticketmaster.
The evening’s general admission ticket will be $50 and include appetizers, open bar, raffle items, a gift bag and the opportunity to take photographs and interact with Shayne. A total of 25 VIP tickets will also be available for $125 and will include a 45-minute happy hour to privately mingle with Gostisbehere, as well as an autographed action photo of Shayne provided by Dynasty Sports & Framing.
The Instagram-famous Cooper and Pippa will even be making a guest appearance!
Good on Shayne for using his platform to give back to the communities that he has touched. I’m sure the ‘Yappy’ Hour and all future events will be a blast.
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