‘The Kid’ giving back to kids’ hospital
McGillivray hosting cornerman contest to raise funds for Stollery
If there’s anyone who knows how vital the care given at the Stollery Children’s Hospital is, it’s MFC fighter Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray.
So it’s only fitting that McGillivray has found a way to give back to the facility located in his home town of Edmonton, Alberta. McGillivray is awarding a chance to be in his corner at MFC 32: Bitter Rivals when he takes on Diego Bautista in one of the night’s highlighted bouts.
All that is necessary to get a shot at this exciting opportunity is to make a donation to the Stollery Children’s Hospital through McGillivray. Any size of donation is eligible, and all fans have to do is stop in at McGillivray’s gym, Legends Training Centre, and fill out a form with their donation. The form can also be found at www.legendstrainingcentre.com.
At this time of year, it’s a great chance to do something for kids who are going to be spending the holidays in the hospital. And McGillivray knows first-hand how difficult a long stay at the Stollery can be.
“I spent some time there when I broke my back, and they do so many good things there,” said McGillivray, who suffered the massive injury at 16 years old while playing lacrosse.
“In my mind, there’s no better cause to support than the Stollery, not only because I was a patient there, but also because I’m a father now and I would want the best care and comfort possible for my daughter if it was ever needed.”
McGillivray (11-5-1) will make the winning draw on Monday, Jan. 23, just five days before his showdown with Bautista (7-0) which takes places live on HDNet Fights from the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton. The winner is invited to be on stage with McGillivray at the official weigh-in on Jan. 26, plus they will be in the locker room as he prepares for his fight, join the rest of his crew on the walkout to the ring, and enjoy the action from the corner.
“I always have a third person in my corner along with my dad and another coach,” said McGillivray. “Sometimes that third person is a sponsor or a friend, whoever I want it to be for that fight. But this time, I thought it would be a great way to raise some money, and I hope it’s a big success.”
For more details on McGillivray’s fundraising and corner contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org.