Laurent Duvernay-Tardif often gives the impression of being the perfect human being: a prominent football player, a medical graduate, he gives back to the community through his foundation and he is now honored with the Ordre national du Québec.
The Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Foundation presented the second edition of its golf tournament in Laval, the same day that LDT was officially to be knighted by the Ordre national du Québec. The Chiefs’ guard will instead attend the ceremony next year.
“It’s a great recognition and it will also feed me and give me even more energy to continue doing what we do,” says the Quebecer. It proves that the Foundation is on a good track. I did not win this achievement because of my career in medicine or football, I think it’s for what’s coming and that’s how I see it. “
LDT is back in Quebec after participating in the Chiefs’ mini camp in Kansas City.
It was an opportunity for him to test his left leg. Recall that he played only five games last season because of a double break.
“I had a lot of expectations. I wanted to perform at a high level. I wanted to be Laurent Duvernay-Tardif before my injury. It sure did not happen exactly as I wanted. I was also very critical of myself. I was able to resume my position in the starting lineup, and I was able to finish strong camp, which was my main goal. I am back full of confidence for the start of training camp in July. “
Exactly, Duvernay-Tardif will still have many things to prove at training camp, and during the 2019 season.
“Given the impact I have on the payroll, I have to produce and be in the best guards on the circuit. It’s my personal goal. I want to come back to the game, I want to avoid hurting myself and playing at a high level. Show everyone that I am able to play 16 consecutive games at a high level in a regular season. “
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif took advantage of his Foundation’s golf tournament to announce a partnership between his foundation and the City of Montreal. Beginning this summer, there will be eight weeks of physical activity camp in the parks of different neighborhoods of the city. About 3,500 young people will benefit.