There is something incredibly special about player-run charitable organizations, and the Anaheim Ducks are one of the forerunners for community involvement in the NHL. For the past two years, they have been nominated as one of the finalists for the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award presented by ESPN. Although they have yet to win, their presence in the community continues to grow and inspire those in Orange County.
The Anaheim Ducks Foundation does incredible work, especially in partnership with several player-run charities. Ryan Getzlaf spearheads the CureDuchenne organization, a charity dedicated to finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.