Dakota Woodworth, The Sport of Philanthropy
An undeniable future Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Henrik Lundqvist is known for his on-ice talent and highly decorated playing resume. As revered as he is as an athlete though, many have long since known Lundqvist for his philanthropic efforts too.
Since 2009, he has served as the spokesperson for Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams Foundation, an organization committed to positively impacting the lives of children facing extraordinary challenges. He credits his work with the organization for inspiring the creation of his own foundation in 2014.
Founded by the longtime New York Rangers goalie and his wife Therese, the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation (HLF) serves not only the New York City community but also families and organizations in Sweden and the Dominican Republic. A multifaceted, international philanthropic initiative with an unrestricted mission statement, the foundation seeks to contribute and create change wherever there is a need.