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Coyotes Keeper Jason LaBarbera Unveils Pat Tillman Tribute for 2011-12 Season

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Jason LaBarbera will be putting his heart on his sleeve this upcoming season, well actually it will be on his head. LaBarbera well wear a specially designed mask in tribute to former Arizona State Sun Devil and Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman and service people everywhere fighting to defend our freedoms.

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For every win LaBarbera records this year he will donate $420 to The Pat Tillman Foundation; a national program that provides resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their dependents. LaBarbera chose the donation amount to honor of Tillman #42 he wore at Arizona State.  

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"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Pat Tillman and everything he did for this country," said LaBarbera. "Not many professional athletes would give up their playing careers to defend their country and fight for what they believe in. It was an incredible, selfless act and I just want to honor him and help keep his memory alive by putting some images of him on my mask. He was a great American hero and I'm proud to have him on my mask."

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via darrigoart.com