On Monday night, Prust will host about three dozen youth, from underprivileged backgrounds and self-esteem issues in a super suite for the game between the Canucks and Canadiens. With Prust out of the lineup on Monday night, due to injury, he’ll be able to hang out in the suite, sign autographs and pose for photos.
“We figured the Canucks game in Montreal was a good opportunity to host a bunch of kids who are going through tough times, to get them out and show them a good night.” Prust said.
The Brandon Prust Foundation is sure to make this an unforgettable experience filling the box with food, beverages and special gifts for all of his guests. Prust’s special night with Montreal’s youth has been in the works for quite sometime. In collaboration with the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation, Prust wanted to do something special with the city’s youth.
Geneviève Paquette, executive director of the Montreal Canadiens’ Children’s Foundation, has been organizing Monday’s special night. For her, “that Brandon is doing this event shows his great character and selflessness. It shows me how community support is important to him, whether it’s in London or Montreal or Vancouver. It goes to show that what he does is for the right reasons.”
“The look on life that these kids in the hospital have is pretty inspiring,” Prust said. “It’s special when we can do something to give back to them, give them a chance to do something that they might not have had the opportunity to do, or won’t ever have the opportunity to do.”