Michal Neuvirth puts spotlight on charity with ‘Kluk Puk’ mask
Goaltender masks represent all sorts of things.
From national pride to family memories, social awareness to pop culture, a goaltender’s mask is a story in itself – and those stories all tell something a little different, especially the ones that raise awareness for good causes.
Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne kicked off the season with a special fundraising-oriented mask when he commissioned the “Nashville Loves Texas” mask, but now it appears that Philadelphia Flyers backstop Michael Neuvirth is following suit:
Michal Neuvirth’s latest Philadelphia Flyers mask was a joy to create🎨. Michal knew exactly what he wanted, a tribute to Jakub Voracek’s charity foundation Kluk Puk🙏🏻. After the season Michal will donate this mask to the charity foundation. The design has a strong Czech connection🇨🇿, with the Czech lion🦁 on the top. And on the side the Tuk Puk mascot pop up to see whats up😎. In the design you will also find the castle from Michal’s hometown🏰. I just love to create these Storyteller designs. For sure all the DaveArt Trademark Super FX✨ is unleashed on the bucket, such as DaveArt 4-D FX – Physically feel👈🏻 the painted story… #neuvirth @philadelphiaflyers #daveart #nhl #DaveArtTheStoryteller @nhl @daveart #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity
Titled ‘The Kluk Puk Charity Mask’, the lid takes Philadelphia’s colors and creates a design that can both serve as Neuvirth’s mask for the year and as a charity piece for ‘Kluk Puk’, teammate Jakub Voracek’s charity foundation serving the MS community.
There’s some homage to the Flyers on the mask, with Philadelphia’s logo incorporated on each side of the mask and interwoven in holographic paint as part of the dark shading along the bottom on the sides of the chin.
The ‘Kluk Puk’ logo – named “Lucky Pucky”, is present on the left side as well – and on the top, Neuvirth made sure his hometown’s crest was present to top it all off.
Neuvirth will use the mask this season, but then it’s heading overseas to do some good:
“After the season Michal will donate this mask to the charity foundation,” Gunnarsson wrote, via Instagram. “The design has a strong Czech connection??, with the Czech lion? on the top. And on the side the Tuk Puk mascot pop up to see whats up!”