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Jonathan Toews

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  • A lot of people may claim these riots and acts of destruction are a terrible response. I’ll be the first to admit that as a white male that was also my first reaction.  But who am I to tell someone that their pain is not real? Especially when it is at a boiling point and impossible to hold in anymore. It’s obviously coming from a place of truth. This reaction isn’t coming out of thin air.  I’m not condoning or approving the looting, but are we really going to sit here and say that peaceful protesting is the only answer? There has been plenty of time for that, and if it was the answer we would’ve given it our full attention long ago.  Listen to these two men debate. They are lost, they are in pain. They strived for a better future but as they get older they realize their efforts may be futile. They don’t know the answer of how to solve this problem for the next generation of black women and men. This breaks my heart.  I can’t pretend for a second that I know what it feels like to walk in a black man’s shoes. However, seeing the video of George Floyd’s death and the violent reaction across the country moved me to tears. It has pushed me to think, how much pain are black people and other minorities really feeling? What have Native American people dealt with in both Canada and US? What is it really like to grow up in their world? Where am I ignorant about the privileges that I may have that others don’t?  Compassion to me is at least trying to FEEL and UNDERSTAND what someone else is going through. For just a moment maybe I can try to see the world through their eyes. Covid has been rough but it has given us the opportunity to be much less preoccupied with our busy lives. We can no longer distract ourselves from the truth of what is going on.  My message isn’t for black people and what they should do going forward. My message is to white people to open our eyes and our hearts. That’s the only choice we have, otherwise this will continue.  Let’s choose to fight hate and fear with love and awareness. Ask not what can you do for me, but what can I do for you?  Be the one to make the first move. In the end, love conquers all.  #blacklivesmatter
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    A lot of people may claim these riots and acts of destruction are a terrible response. I’ll be the first to admit that as a white male that was also my first reaction. But who am I to tell someone that their pain is not real? Especially when it is at a boiling point and impossible to hold in anymore. It’s obviously coming from a place of truth. This reaction isn’t coming out of thin air. I’m not condoning or approving the looting, but are we really going to sit here and say that peaceful protesting is the only answer? There has been plenty of time for that, and if it was the answer we would’ve given it our full attention long ago. Listen to these two men debate. They are lost, they are in pain. They strived for a better future but as they get older they realize their efforts may be futile. They don’t know the answer of how to solve this problem for the next generation of black women and men. This breaks my heart. I can’t pretend for a second that I know what it feels like to walk in a black man’s shoes. However, seeing the video of George Floyd’s death and the violent reaction across the country moved me to tears. It has pushed me to think, how much pain are black people and other minorities really feeling? What have Native American people dealt with in both Canada and US? What is it really like to grow up in their world? Where am I ignorant about the privileges that I may have that others don’t? Compassion to me is at least trying to FEEL and UNDERSTAND what someone else is going through. For just a moment maybe I can try to see the world through their eyes. Covid has been rough but it has given us the opportunity to be much less preoccupied with our busy lives. We can no longer distract ourselves from the truth of what is going on. My message isn’t for black people and what they should do going forward. My message is to white people to open our eyes and our hearts. That’s the only choice we have, otherwise this will continue. Let’s choose to fight hate and fear with love and awareness. Ask not what can you do for me, but what can I do for you? Be the one to make the first move. In the end, love conquers all. #blacklivesmatter

  •  37,000  2,060  2 days ago
  • Hope everyone’s finding their best ways to pass the time. It’s a difficult period for all, but the way I see it the major question is how can we come out better versions of our selves on the other side? Stay healthy, stay ready, stay free. Heart goes out to all those affected by this pandemic in one way or another.
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    Hope everyone’s finding their best ways to pass the time. It’s a difficult period for all, but the way I see it the major question is how can we come out better versions of our selves on the other side? Stay healthy, stay ready, stay free. Heart goes out to all those affected by this pandemic in one way or another.

  •  43,000  379  1 month ago
  • When Kaner and I heard about Payton’s injury, we wanted to join the Chicago hockey community in showing our support for his brave recovery. So, we teamed up with @bauerhockey to surprise Payton and his family with a day of games and gifts at the @AbilityLab. @jackhughes_ now it’s your turn to give the gift. #TheGameIsAGift
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    When Kaner and I heard about Payton’s injury, we wanted to join the Chicago hockey community in showing our support for his brave recovery. So, we teamed up with @bauerhockey to surprise Payton and his family with a day of games and gifts at the @AbilityLab. @jackhughes_ now it’s your turn to give the gift. #TheGameIsAGift

  •  26,000  250  5 months ago
  • The @Onnit Black Friday sale is live! Shop all my favorites: https://www.onnit.com/blackfriday Doorbusters: Up to 60% off Supplements: 25% off Nutrition: 20% off Fitness: 18% off Apparel & Accessories: 30% off Onnit 6: 50% off
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    The @Onnit Black Friday sale is live! Shop all my favorites: https://www.onnit.com/blackfriday Doorbusters: Up to 60% off Supplements: 25% off Nutrition: 20% off Fitness: 18% off Apparel & Accessories: 30% off Onnit 6: 50% off

  •  2,000  16  6 months ago
  • Honored to be amongst @chicagomag Chicagoans of the year! Thanks to all those who have supported and helped us reach almost 60 Chicago Public Schools so far.  Repost • @chicagomag Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has a mission: to teach students in Chicago public schools how to eat healthy by growing their own food. Tap link in bio to learn more about one of our Chicagoans of the Year.⁠ ⁠ 📷 @davidkasnic @greenbronxmachine
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    Honored to be amongst @chicagomag Chicagoans of the year! Thanks to all those who have supported and helped us reach almost 60 Chicago Public Schools so far. Repost • @chicagomag Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has a mission: to teach students in Chicago public schools how to eat healthy by growing their own food. Tap link in bio to learn more about one of our Chicagoans of the Year.⁠ ⁠ 📷 @davidkasnic @greenbronxmachine

  •  30,000  281  6 months ago
  • Let’s close this homestand out with a W.
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    Let’s close this homestand out with a W.

  •  27,000  234  7 months ago
  • Thanks for coming out fans, it was another great convention weekend until @stigalicious showed up.
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    Thanks for coming out fans, it was another great convention weekend until @stigalicious showed up.

  •  15,000  127  10 months ago
  • Called in another sparkler ☀️
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    Called in another sparkler ☀️

  •  33,000  225  11 months ago
  • The boys! Time has flown since our younger, formative years. Thanks for slowing things down and getting us all together Mikey. Won’t forget this weekend either.
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    The boys! Time has flown since our younger, formative years. Thanks for slowing things down and getting us all together Mikey. Won’t forget this weekend either.

  •  26,000  156  1 year ago
  • Didn’t think I’d ever get to follow in the footsteps of the Notre Dame greats. Thanks Hawks fans and thank you Notre Dame for having us. Won’t forget this one.
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    Didn’t think I’d ever get to follow in the footsteps of the Notre Dame greats. Thanks Hawks fans and thank you Notre Dame for having us. Won’t forget this one.

  •  50,000  314  1 year ago
  • Excited to see the best fans out in full force for the Convention this weekend! See you there #BHC2018
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    Excited to see the best fans out in full force for the Convention this weekend! See you there #BHC2018

  •  19,000  135  1 year ago
  • It hasn’t been long since my foundation and @greenbronxmachine partnered to begin putting tower gardens in Chicago schools. I wasn’t sure how the kids in these classrooms would respond but after visiting Mitchell and John Spry Elementary schools I was blown away by how much they loved it. Thanks to all of those who have supported us so far, know that you’re helping young kids learn how to take their health into their own hands by eating the food they grew themselves!! #jonathantoewsfoundation
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    It hasn’t been long since my foundation and @greenbronxmachine partnered to begin putting tower gardens in Chicago schools. I wasn’t sure how the kids in these classrooms would respond but after visiting Mitchell and John Spry Elementary schools I was blown away by how much they loved it. Thanks to all of those who have supported us so far, know that you’re helping young kids learn how to take their health into their own hands by eating the food they grew themselves!! #jonathantoewsfoundation

  •  21,000  134  2 years ago
  • I’m proud to announce that my foundation is helping @GreenBronxMachine in their Chicago takeover! Their programs and curriculum will be in an incredible 20 Chicago Public Schools right off the bat.  Not only are these kids improving their grades and staying in school, they’re learning that self-confidence and success is something they can cultivate if they work on bettering themselves every day.  Let’s grow something greater! More info soon on how you can donate and get involved! #jonathantoewsfoundation #growlearnthrive #greenbronxmachine @stephenritz
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    I’m proud to announce that my foundation is helping @GreenBronxMachine in their Chicago takeover! Their programs and curriculum will be in an incredible 20 Chicago Public Schools right off the bat. Not only are these kids improving their grades and staying in school, they’re learning that self-confidence and success is something they can cultivate if they work on bettering themselves every day. Let’s grow something greater! More info soon on how you can donate and get involved! #jonathantoewsfoundation #growlearnthrive #greenbronxmachine @stephenritz

  •  5,000  61  2 years ago
  • It’s been a long time coming... not only am I really excited to launch the Jonathan Toews Foundation but also announce our first partnership with the @GreenBronxMachine!  I’m sure many people know that I’m all about moving and staying healthy, but what I love about @GreenBronxMachine is that they bring so much more to the table. Every day they are helping young kids shape their lives for the better by teaching them the benefits of eating healthy food that they get to grow themselves. Let’s grow something greater!  #jonathantoewsfoundation #growlearnthrive #greenbronxmachine @stephenritz
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    It’s been a long time coming... not only am I really excited to launch the Jonathan Toews Foundation but also announce our first partnership with the @GreenBronxMachine! I’m sure many people know that I’m all about moving and staying healthy, but what I love about @GreenBronxMachine is that they bring so much more to the table. Every day they are helping young kids shape their lives for the better by teaching them the benefits of eating healthy food that they get to grow themselves. Let’s grow something greater! #jonathantoewsfoundation #growlearnthrive #greenbronxmachine @stephenritz

  •  25,000  147  2 years ago