Police investigating after money raised from hockey tournament reported stolen

By Charles Lefebvre
December 6, 2018 - 3:04pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB — The organizer of a fundraising hockey tournament says donations raised from the tournament were stolen from his home this week.

On Wednesday, Keith Gronning, the organizer for the Linden Cup Christmas Classic, posted to the event's Facebook page that his home had been broken into.

The post says the only thing stolen was a cash box containing between $2,600 and $3,200, which was to be donated to the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank as well as KidSport Medicine Hat.

Gronning writes other donations, coming from companies who were involved in the tournament, were sent previously by cheque.

“I apologize to everyone who supported us and to the Foodbank and KidSport for not doing the one thing I had to do last week and take down the money we raised,” Gronning wrote.

This year’s Linden Cup took place on November 24.

Medicine Hat Police have confirmed the incident has been reported to police, and it’s currently being investigated.

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