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.
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.