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Sasha Barkov Helps Win the Stanley Cup while Benefitting Seriously-ill Kids with Each Goal and Assist

While Florida Panthers Captain Aleksander “Sasha” Barkov was leading his team to a Stanley Cup championship, he was also making a difference off the ice with his #BarkovScores4JoeD philanthropic campaign for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation.

 Barkov donates $1,600 for each goal he scores and $800 for each he assists on during the regular season and playoffs. He also provides a suite at each Panthers home game for use by those connected to the hospital. Through five seasons (two of them impacted by COVID-19) of #BarkovScores4JoeD, the captain has committed $420,000 to support kids, families, and programs at the pediatric facility in Hollywood.

The NHL star’s dollars have aided the recent expansion of the children’s hospital, including its new child life zone, where he regularly interacts with patients, playing games, taking photos, and signing autographs.

"I really value my partnership with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and am very happy they are part of the Florida Panthers family. I’m very proud to witness the expansion of the hospital, and the ability this amazing team of professionals now have to provide even more complex care to the South Florida community and beyond." ~ Sasha Barkov

Image by Eliot Schechter (Florida Panthers)

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Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital ( is one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a caring, compassionate setting designed specifically for children. The level one pediatric trauma center combines advanced technology, the expertise of some of the region’s most diverse, board-certified specialists, and a patient and family-centered focus to heal the body, mind, and spirit. 


Part of Memorial Healthcare System, the pediatric hospital in Hollywood, Florida, recently doubled in size, adding four floors, including a comprehensive cardiac care floor, an intraoperative MRI, an inpatient rehabilitation gym, family and staff support areas, and the 14th Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Child Life Zone, among other offerings. 


The hospital’s nonprofit foundation focuses on philanthropy to positively impact patients, families, and underwrite programs, facilities, and equipment that support the pediatric

facility’s mission.


To learn more, visit and connect with @jdchospital on Facebook, X, YouTube and Instagram.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation & Eliot Schechter


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