@gives back recently presented a $150,000 check to Chicago Blackhawks star defenseman Duncan Keith in support of Keith Relief, a local organization founded by Keith that is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of those suffering from medical crises.

The presentation ceremony was held at the United Center and aired during the Blackhawks vs. Blue Jackets game on March 31. Attendees included Keith, @properties co-founders Thad Wong and Mike Golden and the @gives back board of directors.

To raise money for Keith Relief, @gives back held a number of fundraisers headlined by the “@gives a hoot” country jam, which featured a VIP reception and hockey shootout with Keith, a silent auction and live entertainment.

“It was an incredible experience presenting this check on the Blackhawks’ home ice. We’re big fans of Duncan and his commitment to making a positive impact on our communities, so it was great to work with his organization on such an important cause,” said Wong.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with Duncan and for the support we received from our brokers and community,” said Golden. “Last year was the biggest fundraising year ever for @gives back, and we look to keep the momentum going this year.”

Established in 2009, @gives back was created to inspire charitable outreach among @properties’ brokers and to support local organizations with an emphasis on education, homelessness, youth development and community.

Written by Kelly Maguire