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Sport GoFundMe campaign for Humboldt Broncos now among top five in the world

10:11  10 april  2018
10:11  10 april  2018 Source:   vancouversun.com

Humboldt Broncos fundraising campaign ends with $15 million raised

  Humboldt Broncos fundraising campaign ends with $15 million raised The campaign received over 142,000 donations.Sylvie Kellington, a Humboldt resident whose son played for the Broncos Bantam A team this season, started the fundraiser the night of the April 6 bus crash. Through word of mouth and the power of social media, support for the team spread and reached people all over the world. Eventually, the goal hit $4 million, but that was quickly surpassed and the total money donated skyrocketed.

For perspective, the Humboldt Broncos fund is now the fourth largest campaign among GoFundMe campaigns around the world , an indication of the far-reaching impact the tragedy has had. The rest of the top five largest GoFundMe campaigns are listed below

For perspective, the Humboldt Broncos fund is now the third largest campaign among GoFundMe campaigns around the world , an indication of the far-reaching impact the tragedy has had. The rest of the top five largest GoFundMe campaigns are listed below

The crowd funding campaign to support the Humboldt Broncos survivors is now the largest GoFundMe campaign in Canada and among the top five largest campaigns internationally.

By Monday afternoon, the fund had reached nearly $6.3 million, after its initial goal was bumped up to $4 million. A total of  82,137 donors from more than 65 countries have contributed, with the majority being Canadians.

However, the number of donors and the total is changing hourly, according to GoFundMe spokeswoman Rachel Hollis.

Patriots send condolences to family of Humboldt bus crash victim

  Patriots send condolences to family of Humboldt bus crash victim Tyler Bieber is one of 16 fatalities of last week's accident. One week ago, a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team to a playoff game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan collided with a semi truck causing the death of 16 people and leaving an additional 13 injured. Among the fatalities was the team's play-by-play announcer Tyler Bieber, whose funeral service took place yesterday at the Broncos' home arena.Bieber, who was in his first year calling the team's games in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, was also an avid follower of the New England Patriots.

The funds donated through the GoFundMe campaign will be transferred to a newly created non-profit corporation known as " Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc." to be allocated for their intended purpose. Top Categories.

The crowd funding campaign to support the Humboldt Broncos survivors is now the largest GoFundMe campaign in Canada and among the top five in the world ! As of 3:10 pm MST today ,969,933 has been donated from people around the world .

“There are no words that could express the incredible support the hockey community has seen here,” wrote campaign organizer Sylvie Kellington on Sunday.

“Almost 60,000 people from almost 60 countries around the world have heard our story and were moved to help. Thank you to everyone for your kindness and prayers, your donations, and for sharing this GoFundMe far and wide.”

Previously, the highest total raised for a Canadian event was  $1.1 million across 183 individual GoFundMe campaigns during the Fort McMurray wildfires. That is now the second largest collective donation from Canadians to a single event.

For perspective, the Humboldt Broncos fund is now the fourth largest campaign among GoFundMe campaigns around the world, an indication of the far-reaching impact the tragedy has had.

Humboldt Broncos hockey player paralyzed after crash but already eyeing return to ice

  Humboldt Broncos hockey player paralyzed after crash but already eyeing return to ice After bus crash, Humboldt Broncos defenseman Ryan Straschnitzki learned he would never walk again, but he told his parents he wanted to focus on making Canada's Paralympic hockey team.According to The Calgary Herald, the 18-year-old said shortly after emerging from surgery that he will now shift his focus to para ice hockey and making Canada's Paralympic team.

The crowd funding campaign to support the Humboldt Broncos survivors is now the largest GoFundMe campaign in Canada and among the top five in the world ! As of 3:10 pm MST today ,969,933 has been donated from people around the world .

Donations stemming from the heartbreak of 15 deaths in the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus crash have propelled a fund for the players’ families into GoFundMe ’s top five largest global campaigns .

To date, GoFundMe’s largest campaign internationally is the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund, which has raised $21.5 million from more than 20,400 donors since December 2017. That campaign seeks to support those without the means to fight sexual harassment or sexual assault cases in court; the project was spearheaded by a number of prominent Hollywood actresses and entertainment figures.

The rest of the top five largest GoFundMe campaigns are listed below:

• The second largest campaign is the Las Vegas Victims Fund, which raised $11.8 million in the aftermath of a mass shooting that left 58 people dead and 851 injured.

• The third largest campaign is the Support Victims of Pulse Shooting campaign, which raised $7.8 million. The June 2016 shooting left 49 people dead and injured 58 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fl.

• The Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund raised $6.7 million and is ranked in third place. Seventeen people were killed and 17 others were injured in the February 2018 school shooting.

• The March For Our Lives campaign has raised $3.5 million and is in fifth place. The campaign was launched to support the student-led protest for stricter gun control.

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Canadians don hockey jerseys to honor dead in bus crash .
Many Canadians donned hockey jerseys Thursday to honor the 16 players and team personnel who died after a semi-trailer collided with the youth team's bus.People showed up at work and schools across Canada decked out in sports jerseys as part of a "Jersey Day" commemoration inspired by a group of British Columbia hockey moms to send a message of support for the families of the dead.At Ontario's legislature, members of the provincial parliament from all parties wore jerseys. Meanwhile, Toronto's transit authority said it was allowing employees to wear jerseys over their uniforms.

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