Goaltender Michal Neuvirth’s latest Flyers’ mask pays tribute to forward Jakub Voracek’s charity foundation Kluk Puk.
Voracek launched the charity two years ago and it aims at fighting multiple/disseminated sclerosis — a disease that Voracek’s sister Petra battles. For every point Voracek scores, he donates $1,000 to the charity.
Voracek’s foundation will receive a donation at the end of the season, when fellow Czech teammate Neuvirth auctions off his new mask that was designed by artist David Gunnarson.
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Michal Neuvirth’s latest Philadelphia Flyers mask was a joy to create🎨. Michal knew exactly what he wanted, a tribute to Jakub Voracek’s charity foundation Kluk Puk🙏🏻. After the season Michal will donate this mask to the charity foundation. The design has a strong Czech connection🇨🇿, with the Czech lion🦁 on the top. And on the side the Tuk Puk mascot pop up to see whats up😎. In the design you will also find the castle from Michal’s hometown🏰. I just love to create these Storyteller designs. For sure all the DaveArt Trademark Super FX✨ is unleashed on the bucket, such as DaveArt 4-D FX – Physically feel👈🏻 the painted story… #neuvirth @philadelphiaflyers #daveart #nhl #DaveArtTheStoryteller @nhl @daveart #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity
A really cool initiative by Neuvirth, who is sporting a .928 save percentage in six starts this season.The Czech homage is on full display, as the mask features a Kluk Puk mascot, a Czech lion, and a castle from Neuvirth’s hometown.
The origin story of the lion is pretty neat. According to old Czech legends, Bruncvík – son of a Czech prince – decided to get a better coats of arm and so he went to a world full of adventures and among other things he saved the life of a lion by killing a terrible dragon and for this bravery he gained a lion for the Czech coat of arms.
Pretty awesome stuff from Neuvirth, whose last mask paid tribute to late Flyers’ owner Ed Snider.