Dec 13, 2015

Keith Relief Benefit Concert

Chicago Blackhawks Charities announced today that defenseman Duncan Keith will hold a charity concert benefitting Keith Relief on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, from 6:30-10 p.m. at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street (940 W. Weed St., Chicago), featuring country music act Dustin Lynch. All proceeds will benefit Keith Relief and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

“Thanks to the incredible charity of the Chicago community, this event has continued to grow each year, raising over $400,000 to help families challenged by the financial burdens caused by medical bills,” said Keith. “It’s an honor to have such amazing support from our fans, my teammates and the entire organization, and I look forward to enjoying another successful evening with everyone.”

The event will include a VIP reception prior to the concert from 6:30-7:30 p.m., featuring many current Blackhawks players. Dustin Lynch, best known for his track on the Country Airplay chart “Where it’s At” 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.  THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. 

Created in 2011, 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 at Ronald McDonald House® near Lurie Children’s, the nation’s largest Ronald McDonald House® located downtown Chicago. This concert marks the fourth of its kind for Keith Relief. In 2015, approximately $126,000 was raised for Keith Relief and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana through the benefit concert.

Check out videos from past Keith Relief Events.

Check out videos from past Keith Relief Events.

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Jun 25, 2015

A Season To Remember

This past season will be one to remember for the Chicago Blackhawks and Duncan Keith.

Duncan Keith raises the Cup / Photo by Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images

The 2014 – 2015 campaign helped solidify Keith as one of best defenseman to ever lace up the skates.  Keith led all Chicago defenseman in points this year, with his most notable point being the game winning goal in game six of the finals.  The tally helped the Blackhawks bring home their third Stanley Cup in six years.  It was the first time Chicago won the Stanley Cup on home ice since 1938.

Duncan Keith and the Conn Smythe Trophy - Photo by Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images

In addition to bringing home another Stanley Cup, Duncan added a Conn Smythe Trophy to his stockpile of hardware. His collection already includes two Stanley Cups, two James Norris Memorial Trophies (as the leagues top defenseman) and two Olympic Gold Medals.

Few hockey players will ever have a season like Duncan did in 2014 – 2015.  Below are a few highlights from the season, along with training tips to help prepare for the next.

Duncan Keith Celebrates A Goal in Game Six - Photo by Scott Audette / NHLI via Getty Images

On Ice Highlights (video links):

Off Ice Highlights (video links):

Summer Training:

Duncan speaks at a 2015 Keith Relief Charity Concert

 

Jun 25, 2014

Duncan Keith wins the Norris Trophy

The National Hockey League announced that Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has won the 2014 James Norris Trophy, given annually to the defenseman who demonstrates the greatest all-around ability at the position.

Keith, posted 61 points (6g, 55a) in 79 games this season, tying a career-high in assists and marking the second-highest point total of his NHL career. He ranked sixth in the NHL, first among defenseman, in assists and ranked second among League blueliners in points.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native captured the first Norris Trophy of his career following the 2009-10 campaign after posting a career-best 69 points (14g, 55a) in 82 games with the Blackhawks.

Previous Blackhawks to win the award include Pierre Pilote (1963, 1964, 1965), Doug Wilson (1982), Chris Chelios (1993, 1996) and Keith (2010). The winner of the 2014 James Norris Trophy is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association at the end of the regular season.

May 05, 2014

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.

Jan 02, 2014

Video Message From Lee Brice and Duncan Keith

Event Details:  The event is sold out!

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.

To learn more about the event please click here.

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