Mike Fisher has always been an active supporter of Ottawa's local charities and now his wife, country sensation Carrie Underwood, is also showing her support.
Tuesday night the newlyweds took part in the 7th Annual Sens Foundation fundraiser for Roger's House and helped raise $48,000 as two bidders each shelled out $24,000 to have dinner with the young couple and seven friends.
Fratelli's hosted the event, a local restaurant that many of the players frequent regularly. They will also also cater the dinner for Fisher and Underwood and their guests.
Fisher, the honorary chairman of Roger's House, said he and Underwood are happy to give back to the community any chance they get.
"Carrie wants to be here and involved (in the community) as much as she can," said Fisher. "Obviously, she's very busy, she's on tour right now, but she managed to find time. It's something we both love to do and we're fortunate to be able to help."
This year's event took on even greater personal importance for Fisher and his teammates this year following the death of Daron Richardson, the 14-year-old daughter of assistant coach Luke Richardson. Part of the nght's proceeds were donated to the Royal Ottawa Foundation in Daron's name.
"It's been a very unfortunate last week with the tragedy, and we're going to help with that cause," said Fisher.