Matt Hendricks of the Edmonton Oilers has been a huge supporter of Defending The Blue Line®.
While playing with the Washington Capitals, Matt attended fundraisers and posed for the DTBL Public Service Announcement. He and his wife Kim worked hard to help DTBL become established in the Washington DC area. Through their generous contributions, and Kim’s tireless work helping secure corporate partners, DTBL was able to bring it's programs full scale to our nations capital for the 2011-2012 season. Thanks for your hard work and support for our troops in the DC area! We are looking forward to working with the two of you in Nashville.
January 7, 2014 - Much appreciation goes to Matt Hendricks and the Predators organization for taking care of TNARNG soldier Jeff Allen and his guests.
"We had a great time at the game Tuesday night. The action was top notch and from our vantage point we were able to take it all in. This soon-retired Soldier is very appreciative of DTBL and all of your sponsors (Hendy's Heroes)." - Jeff A.
November 25, 2013 - During Military Night at the Predators game, the Preds and Matt Hendricks gave 200 tickets to DTBL military families. The Predators wore special military themed jerseys, which which were auctioned off during the game to benefit Defending the Blue Line®.
2013/2014 hockey season - Matt Hendricks is donating tickets to Predators home games. Apply for those tickets here.
August 3, 2013 - Matt Hendricks attended the NHL Players Charity game at Ridder Arena on the University of Minnesota Campus. The game and autograph session was a benefit for Defending The Blue Line and the military kids it supports.
August 2013 - Warrior sword presented to Matt by Colonel Scott St Sauver MN Army NG and his son:
February 2013 - Check out this great photo of Matt Hendricks and 2 heroes who attended the Washington Capital game: General Martin Dempsey and US Navy Seal Bo Reichenbach.
December 2012 - Matt Hendricks joined DTBL president and founder, Shane Hudella, on the USO Holiday Tour. Also joining him were the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, six-time USO tour entertainer and critically-acclaimed country music singer Kellie Pickler; Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen; Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks and comedian and host of the CBS show "Excused" Iliza Shlesinger. and several entertainers on the USO tour. There are several articles about Matt Hendricks and the USO Tour that you can read about here...
June 20, 2012 - Hendricks attended the NHL Players Charity Game to benefit DTBL. It was a great day and evening of autographs and a hockey game between Team East/Air Force/Fox9 vs Team West/Army/KARE11.
January 7, 2012- “The Old Barn Hockey Show on 1460 The Ticket” interviewed Matt Hendricks. Listen to Part 3 of the show when Matt talks about his hockey career, the USO Holiday Tour, and Defending The Blue Line®. Listen here….
August 22, 2011 - Matt attended the Ice Pack Hockey League Charity Golf Tournament to benefit DTBL at Needwood Golf Course in Rockville, Maryland.
July 20, 2011- Matt participated in the Cottage Grove, MN Ice Arena Charity Hockey Game. Proceeds benefitted the Hastings Hockey Association, Cottage Grove Hockey Association, and Defending The Blue Line®.
2011 - Matt Hendircks posed for the DTBL Public Service Announcement video.