Mark Messier has been deeply involved with Tomorrows Children’s Fund for the past 15 years.
Mark and his family have been wonderful friends to Tomorrows Children’s Fund and for that we are eternally
grateful to him and his family, especially his sister Mary Kay Messier, who is so committed to our cause.
Mark has been to the hospital numerous times to visit our children who are undergoing treatment for cancer or serious blood disorders.
He sits with them for hours, take pictures and oftentimes he autograph's a hockey stick or provide them with paraphernalia for a keepsake.
The children are always lifted or revived by his presence.
Because of Mark Messier's commitment, Tomorrows Children’s Fund has named the
"The Mark Messier Skyway for Tomorrows Children," in his honor at the Hackensack
University Medical Center. He is the first athlete ever to receive an honor of this kind.
The Skyway joins the IMUS/WFAN Pediatric Center to the new state of the art women's
and children's pavilion at the Medical Center. This area is a place where children can
relax and play during their stay at the Medical Center. Mark has transformed the
skyway into a hockey fantasyland, complete with interactive videos, games and
personal memorabilia marking some of his most memorable NHL milestones.
Mark is Honorary Vice President of the Tomorrows Children's Fund and sits on the Board of Governors at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Mark and Donald Trump shared the duties of Honorary Co-Chairmen in 2004 at the AT&T Steven A. Cox Charity Golf Classic, which raised over $700,000 for
Tomorrows Children's Fund, CJ Foundation for SIDS and the Imus Ranch.
Years ago Mark and his family instituted the "Mark Messier Point Club" in which he pledged $ 100 a point for every goal or assist he makes
during the season and $ 500 for each during the playoffs. Sponsors and fans decided to get in on the fun and matched Mark's donations.
To help raise more funds for the Tomorrows Children's Fund, Mark developed the "The Mark Messier Kids Club for Tomorrows Children's Fund,"
which gave Ranger fans and local businesses a chance to donate to the Tomorrows Children's Fund. Mark became the first sponsor by donating $500,000
to the program. Through this program and other fund raisers Mark and his family have hosted they have raised well over $1,000,000 for TCF.
We are forever indebted to Mark and his family for their devotion and loyalty to the Tomorrows Children's Fund.
Mark Messier’s NHL Career History
The second all-time leading scorer in NHL history. Only NHL player to captain two different Stanley Cup winners:
1994 Rangers and 1990 Oilers. Member of five Oilers' teams that won the Stanley Cup. Two-time winner of Hart Memorial Trophy as regular-season MVP.
Won 1984 Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP. Twice won Lester B. Pearson Award as NHL's outstanding player. Four-time first team All Star.
Played in 14 NHL All Star games.
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