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The star of The CW’s superhero television series Arrow, Stephen Amell, is a a great guy who is constantly doing lovely things for his fan. Even when he spent several months feuding with – and eventually wrestling with –  WWE superstar Stardust did he manage to do something to make him a real life hero. He used the attention of his feud with Stardust and their match at SummerSlam to generate a whole lot of money for charity.

Leading up to the SummerSlam match that took place last Sunday, a T-shirt (pictured in the header graphic) commemorating the match was sold on Amell’s Represent webpage. A portion of the proceeds went to Emily’s House, a hospice care facility for children.

The goal was to sell a thousand shirts. They ended up selling  a whopping 15,689 shirts. That’s over 14,000+ shirts above their target. The amount they raised for charity well exceeded their initial projections.

“Our campaign for Emily’s House in Toronto raised $228,867.60 (USD) in just under 6 days,” Amell revealed on his official Facebook page.

So incredible to see someone using their fame and influence to encourage others to think outside themselves and support those in our global community who truly need it.

Stephen Amell, you didn’t fail Emily’s House!

 

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