Broncos GoFundMe page to close Wednesday

By Charles Lefebvre
April 16, 2018 - 5:57pm

HUMBOLDT, SASK — The Humboldt Broncos have announced plans for the funds raised in the wake of the deadly bus crash earlier this month.

Team president Kevin Garinger released a statement late Monday, saying the GoFundMe page will be closing this week, with the funds being transferred to Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc., a newly created non-profit corporation to allocate the funds for their intended purpose.

An advisory committee is being created to distribute the funds, and the money raised will be held in a trust.

The GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $12 million as of Monday, will go offline Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. MST.

The team has also created the HumboldtStrong Community Foundation to support players, employees, families, and volunteers, as well as first responders and emergency services personnel, teams, athletes, related organizations and communities affected by the crash..

The team says only fundraisers, benefits or initiatives directing proceeds to the HumboldtStrong Community Foundation “will be considered as endorsed, sanctioned by or held in conjunction with the Humboldt Broncos organization.”

The Broncos thanked Sylvie Kellington, the Humboldt resident who set up the GoFundMe Page, in its release.

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