The tragedy that rocked the hockey world and a nation has touched us all. A massive crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe has already doubled its goal, reaching over $8 million in four days. The outcry of support is thanks to people across the world, and significant donations from some of hockey’s biggest franchises.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are just one of the teams that wanted to show their support by way of a $10,000 donation. However, the team’s star player, and arguably the greatest player in the NHL wanted to do more. Sidney Crosby was so shaken up by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy that he wanted to send his support to the survivors and a hockey community.
As Crosby prepares for the kick off of the Stanley Cup playoffs, he took his time in sending gifts to Humboldt. Enlisting the help of Penguins equipment manager, a team jersey was donned with ‘Broncos 18’ on the back, and the entire team added their autographs.
Touched by the Humboldt tragedy Sidney Crosby had @penguins equip mgr @RealDanaHeinze make up this Penguins jersey with Broncos on the back and a special tag in it. Signed by the entire team it’s on its way to Humboldt. #classy #PrayforHumboldtBroncos pic.twitter.com/Cs4Gkv6wyv
— Christine Simpson (@SNChrisSimpson) April 10, 2018
Crosby added another touch by sending personalized autographed photos to each of the surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos messaged, “stay strong. We’re thinking of you.”
That is a pretty thoughtful move by one of hockey’s biggest stars.