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#Hartnelldown makes it to Columbus

Scott Hartnell, Steve Mason

Philadelphia Flyers’ Scott Hartnell, top, lands on goalie Steve Mason during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


Scott Hartnell finds himself in a new city with a new team after being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, yet he’s bringing his self-deprecating foundation #Hartnelldown with him.

Hartnell, 32, discusses the origins of the idea and continuing that work in Columbus in the video below (beginning around the 1:49 mark if you’re not interested in talk regarding his cameo in “This is 40"):

The foundation already has two T-shirts dedicating to his change of location:



Being able to laugh at yourself is nice enough, but managing to generate some charitable contributions on top of that only makes it better.

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