A FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
The Jean Béliveau Trophy
Inaugurated in October 2003, the Jean Béliveau Trophy is awarded annually to a Canadiens player who has demonstrated stellar community involvement and spirit. The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation donates $25,000, on behalf of the recipient of the Jean Béliveau Trophy, to a Quebec non-profit organization that assists children.
In 2005, the winners of the coveted award were 18 women who participated in the Mount Kilimandjaro expedition to benefit the Foundation, which culminated in the successful ascension to the top of the treacherous mountain, on February 15, 2005. The women decided to donate $25,000 to the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation during a special ceremony at the Bell Centre, which was attended by members of the non-profit group.