Team Tootoo Fund
Jordin Tootoo established this Fund with the goal of engaging fans and the community and supporting nonprofit organizations addressing causes important to him. He’s gone from being a Nashville Predator to a Detroit Red Wing, but his philanthropic priorities haven’t changed.
Among the wide range of charitable causes the Team Tootoo Fund will help support are nonprofits addressing suicide awareness and prevention, as well as nonprofits supporting children and teens in need.
Those who want to get involved can give any amount to the Fund through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Team Tootoo Fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Make a gift to this Fund
Since establishing the Team Tootoo Fund, Jordin spent time learning about organizations that connected with his goals. During its first year, the Team Tootoo Fund provided grant support to three youth-serving organizations:
The Jason Foundation
In addition, Jordin suggested support for The Sports Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a community initiative to build a permanent endowment to focus on prevention through sports.
Team Tootoo Items:
Jordin Tootoo and his Team Tootoo have made the following items available for purchase, with the net proceeds benefiting the Team Tootoo Fund. If interested in purchasing, email TeamTootooFund@gmail.com. In addition, Team Tootoo has partnered with the Detroit Red Wings to make wristbands available during home games (see below).
Jordin Tootoo autographed Detroit Red Wings puck – $22
Jordin Tootoo autographed Detroit Red Wings jersey – $222
Team Tootoo Hat autographed by Jordin Tootoo – $22
Team Tootoo Hat – $15
Puck/Photo/Hat – $20
Jersey – $25
NOTE: Preferred shipping rates are offered for multiple item purchases.
To purchase items, email TeamTootooFund@gmail.com.
Team Tootoo wristbands are now available as follows:
1 wristband for $5
3 wristbands for $10
Team Tootoo and FOX 2 Detroit Raising Awareness about Suicide Prevention
FOX 2 has teamed up with Jordin Tootoo of the Detroit Red Wings to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Jordin's message is clear and consistent. We all go through tough times. It's important to ask for help. WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH JORDIN TOOTOO.
Jordin Tootoo On Following Your Dreams
On a visit to The Community Foundation, Jordin Tootoo talked about the importance of people following their dreams, and believing they can achieve those dreams, as an important factor in helping prevent suicide. Check out a short clip of Jordin talking about his most precious dream growing up, featured in Clayton Bellamy’s “Everyone’s a Dreamer” promo video.
Watch the video on YouTube.
Tootoo on 2 on Nashville's News 2
Through a 2011-2012 special with News 2-WKRN, hockey fans following Jordin in Nashville were able to get a glimpse into Jordin's personal life, including what motivates him to give back.
Jordin made a stop by The Community Foundation, where the Team Tootoo Fund is established, and talked with President, Ellen Lehman, about his goals for the Team Tootoo Fund - watch here.