Saginaw, MI. – The Saginaw Spirit is proud to announce that goaltender Tristan Lennox and his non-profit charity, Lenny’s House, has made a generous donation in the amount of $10,000 to ALS Society of Canada.
In cooperation with Lennox and Lenny’s House, the Saginaw Spirit hosted a total of five auctions during the 2021-22 regular season, including the auction of Lennox’s game-worn jersey and a set of game-worn goalie pads. In total, the Lenny’s House auctions held by the Spirit raised a total of $4,660 with 100 percent of the monies donated to goaltender’s charity.
Lennox, along with his father Jeoff and mother Kim, conceived “Lenny’s House” to honor the memory of Tristan’s Grandfather Richard Wall, who passed away from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in May 2020.
Lennox remembers his grandfather as the type of man who would give anyone the time of day.
“He treated everyone the same,” Lennox said in an interview with OntarioHockeyLeague.com. “That’s the biggest thing I took away from him, just treating everyone the same and giving everyone the respect you want.”
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound goaltender enters his fourth and final season with the Spirit in 2022. The Cambridge, Ontario native was the highest goaltender selected in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection when the Spirit took Lennox in the second round, 26th overall.
After helping backstop the Spirit to back-to-back West Division titles in 2019 and 2020, the New York Islanders selected Lennox in the third round, 93rd overall, in the 2021 NHL Draft.
He and his teammates return to Saginaw for training camp beginning on August 29.
About Lenny’s House:
Conceived from heartfelt compassion and later born of a unique desire to make a positive difference in this world, Lenny’s House was given life by Tristan Lennox and his family in the midst of a Global Pandemic and in the wake of his Grand Father’s (Charles Richard Wall) passing from a terrible disease known as “ALS” (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Whatever the need, all a person needs to do is reach out to our organization and make us aware of the situation. We will personally respond, explaining whether or not our organization is in a position to help and exactly what that might look like. No plea for help will be ignored. We realize that we may not be able to help everyone BUT we will do our best to help as many as we can. At the end of the year, all of the money raised will be paid out accordingly to the charities identified by Lenny’s House during collection. As a tribute to Charles Richard Wall, in the first year of operation all funds raised will go to support ALS. To donate, visit lennyshouse.ca
About ALS Society of Canada:
The ALS Society of Canada is working to change what it means to live with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an unrelenting and currently terminal disease.
Grounded in and informed by the Canadian ALS community, we respond to the urgent unmet need for life-changing treatments by investing in high-quality research that will fuel scientific discovery and by engaging industry, supporting increased clinical capacity and advocating for equitable, affordable and timely access to proven therapies.
Responding to the tremendous need for current and credible ALS knowledge, awareness and education, we empower Canadians affected by ALS to navigate the current realities of ALS, be informed consumers of ALS information, and advocate effectively for change. In Ontario, we provide direct community services to help people navigate ALS.
Founded in 1977, we are a registered charity that receives no core government funding – our work is powered by generous donors who share our vision of a future without ALS.