Those who know the Brodsky family in Saskatoon are aware of its dedication to the community
During Jack Brodsky and his family’s decades-long ownership of the Saskatoon Blades, the team was instrumental in creating a league-wide scholarship fund allowing players to attend university after their junior careers.
So, after selling the team, it was no surprise to see Jack, Shirley and their children step forward as philanthropists. Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation was a fortunate benefactor when the family donated $125,000 for purchase of equipment and technology at the hospital’s Rehab Therapies.
“The community’s been good to us. We love being a part of it,” Jack says. “We were inspired by others who donated to hospitals. When [Foundation CEO] Steve Shannon called me, we realized that was where we wanted our money to go.
“There are many good things to support but, being familiar with aging parents and knowing athletes, I recognize how important proper equipment is for rehab therapy,” he adds.
“You don’t raise three kids without knowing hospitals,” Shirley says. “Our son had surgery for a broken leg at Saskatoon City Hospital. My mom had a broken hip, Jack’s mom had two hip replacements. I realize how important rehab is for getting people back to their former level of functioning.”
Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the patients and staff at Rehab Therapies, thank the Brodskys for providing the best for people who care.