NHL players wear white dress to show support for the homeless
Posted On July 10, 2021
NHL players are dressing up as homeless to show their support for those living on the streets.
They’re wearing white dress, a T-shirt and a mask to show solidarity with those who are homeless, as well as to honor their hometown of Kingston, Ont.
(Photo: Chris Osgood/NHLI via Getty Images)The Kings’ John Gibson and Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist, as reported by the Toronto Star, opted for a different option than their team’s, as they chose to wear white on Friday.
“I thought it was a good thing to do,” Nyquist told reporters at a press conference.
“When you have a player that has been through the most, it makes you think about the rest of the team and how we can help.
You can’t always look out for your own guys, but you have to look out on the whole team and do something.
I think it’s a good message to send out to people that there are a lot of people that need help, too.”
The team also wore a t-shirt bearing the message: “I am homeless,” to the media.
The players chose to show off their support by wearing white at a news conference.
“We’re wearing our white shirts to show how we’re all together and that we are not alone, because we have each other and that’s what we’re looking out for,” Gibson said.
“It’s nice to know that our teammates are all together, too, so we can make sure that everybody knows we’re together.”
The players’ choice of attire was a statement that the team is taking care of those in need, with the Kings team website noting that “any player or coach may wear any color he or she chooses.”
“We hope that this will be a message to all of our fans that we take this seriously,” the team wrote.
In November, the NHL released a video with players dressed as Santa Claus, as a way of highlighting the importance of the homeless.””
We have a very diverse, talented group of players, so it is our hope that we will be able to continue to show our support for them as well.”
In November, the NHL released a video with players dressed as Santa Claus, as a way of highlighting the importance of the homeless.
“This is what we wear to show that we support the homeless,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said at the time.
“It’s a message that you can be as kind and kind as you want.
It’s an expression of our support and how much we appreciate the work that the homeless people are doing.
It has nothing to do with race or religion.”