Humboldt Broncos crash GoFundMe

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GoFundMe page raises more than $3 million the day after bus crash kills 15 Canadian hockey players (updated)

The country and the sport are in shock.

 

Josh Katzowitz

IRL

Published Apr 7, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 7:17 pm CDT

A bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team has reportedly killed 15 and injured 14 more after a collision with a semi truck on Friday in Saskatchewan. On Saturday, the country of Canada began mourning the loss of so many teenagers that played for the Humboldt Broncos.

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Now, a GoFundMe account that will send the donations it receives to those affected by the crash has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in a matter of hours.

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The campaign was begun by Sylvie Kellington, a Humboldt resident who said her son played for the club team last year.

She wrote, “As you know The Humboldt Broncos Junior A team was involved in a serious accident. Please help us raise money for the players and families affected.  Money raised will go directly to families to help with any expenses incurred.”

Originally, the goal was $10,000.

As of this writing, more than $1.05 million has been raised by more than 14,000 people in 17 hours. The new goal is $2 million.

[Update 10:49am, April 8: As of this writing, more than $3.3 million has been raised with a new goal of $4 million.]

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On Saturday, the country and the sport of hockey were in a state of shock and tears.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to show the latest donation totals. 

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*First Published: Apr 7, 2018, 5:05 pm CDT