A Knight’s Heart: Alex Tuch Visits CF Clinic

In this image, there is a white room with a large bed off to the lower left corner, three people standing in the middle of the room. From left to right, it's Alex Tuch, #89 for the Vegas Golden Knights, donning a gray, gold and red Golden Knights jersey with the number 65 on it, signed by all the children at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Las Vegas. Next to him, being held by mother Krista Zemp, is a blonde little girl wearing a green, pink, and blue floral outfit. Her name is Camille "Cami" Zemp. Holding her in a black and white striped sweater over a blue top and blue jeans is her mother, Krista.

All too often, Vegas Golden Knights fans hear from others how astounding it is that Vegas has such a staggering fan base. Were we fans of hockey before? Are we just bandwagon fans because Vegas finally has a team and they were decent? What is their secret?

The secret is that our players genuinely care about our community. These players all have different hometowns, different teams they had allegiance to (up until joining the Golden Knights). None of that mattered once they moved to Vegas, and that’s what charms their fans. Vegas was their new town, and they have gone and continue to go out of their way to help within the community.

They specifically go out of their way to bring joy into the lives of children, especially when these kids are facing hard times. It means a lot to these kids to have the opportunity to meet some of the players they idolize, and their moments of joy mean a lot to their parents.

In fact, Alex Tuch recently visited the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic in Las Vegas today to meet with some of the children there. He was donning a VGK jersey, but with a different number. Instead of #89, he sported a #65 jersey signed by all the children, a nod to the 65 Roses story and Cystic Fibrosis Month.

#89 for Vegas Golden Knights, Alex Tuch, poses for a picture with Cami Zemp. Tuch is sporting that #65 jersey signed by all the kids at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Las Vegas. Cami is sporting a beautiful green, pink, and blue floral outfit.

Tuch isn’t the only Golden Knight getting involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Everyone’s favorite gila monster, Chance, appeared at the Southern Nevada 2019 Great Strides walk on April 27th. Ryan Reaves even signed a puck to be auctioned off during an upcoming fundraiser for the foundation.

About CF and How to Help

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infection and limits a person’s ability to breathe. While there is no cure for the disease, scientific advances have extended both the quality and quantity of life for those with CF. There is still hope, though. Every donation made to Great Strides helps with research and programs that help those with CF, like Vegas Golden Knights fan Camille “Cami” Zemp. This four-going-on-five-year-old little girl has been through so much, but seeing a Knight in a shining jersey like Tuch made her day!

Cami, donning her blue, pink, and green floral outfit, poses for the camera with a hockey puck signed by #89 on the Vegas Golden Knights, Alex Tuch.

There is still time to donate to Great Strides today, including Cami’s campaign. To donate, please visit Southern Nevada 2019 CF Foundation website. As for the future silent auction fundraiser, we will bring you more information as it becomes available.

About Crystal Hollibaugh

Crystal Hollibaugh is a Communications Specialist, writer, and blogger who loves feeding waterfowl and painting waterfalls.

One thought on “A Knight’s Heart: Alex Tuch Visits CF Clinic

  1. Thank you so much for advocating for Cystic Fibrosis through this post. It means so much to the CF community. We love the VGK and the VGKL.

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