Millions of dollars have been raised in only a couple days after 15 members of a Canadian junior hockey organization were killed in a bus crash.
A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos collided with a truck Friday, and it didn’t take long for news to sweep across the sports world.
The GoFundMe to support the families of the young men currently has more than $4.7 million that’s been raised so far.
The hockey world mourns with Humboldt. Players, fans, and the rest of the hockey community took time to keep all those affected by the tragedy in our thoughts. #PrayForHumboldt pic.twitter.com/XiTw2CfmlC
— NHL (@NHL) April 8, 2018
Flowers surround center ice as residents of Humboldt, Saskatchewan hold vigil after bus crash claims the lives of 15 people, including 10 junior hockey players. pic.twitter.com/BFdoTm80JC
— Nightline (@Nightline) April 9, 2018
The hockey community is extremely tight-knit. It’s a bond that young men all over the world share with each other, and it’s unlike any other sports bond out there. Hockey players are simply cut from a different kind of cloth.
There was no doubt in my mind that the outpouring of support would be unlike anything we’ve seen before. Nearly 70,000 people have donated almost $5 million for the families of young men that they never even knew. That’s what being part of the hockey community is all about.
I saw this news late Friday night, and my heart was broken. These players were chasing the ultimate dream. Now, more than a dozen lives were cut short in a tragic accident. It’s a dark reminder that there’s no guarantee tomorrow is ever going to come. Hopefully, the surviving family members find peace and take comfort in the level of support being shown.