A small hockey community is in mourning after a tragic bus crash took the lives of 15 players and staff of the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team in Saskatchewan last weekend. The world has been showing their support for the survivors and families of this tragedy through many campaigns.
A GoFundMe crowdfunding program has raised unprecedented numbers. At over $8 million raised after four days, it has proven to be the largest fundraiser of its type ever in Canada. The campaign has already doubled its initial goal of $4 million and continues to grow.
Another show of support involved hockey fans everywhere placing their sticks out on their front porch. The #PutYourStickOut social media campaign has seen support from across the globe.
A group of hockey moms in Langley, BC are feeling the impact of this tragedy as it hit them close to home. The group decided to organize a national “Jersey Day” on Thursday, April 12. These hockey moms want everyone to join them in wearing a sports jersey and share a picture on social media, #JerseysforHumboldt.
A Facebook group for the nationwide event already has over 5500 pledges to wear their jersey on Thursday
“We want to show our support to the families of Humboldt Broncos,” reads the Facebook page. “They are currently going through a tragedy that no family or community should experience. As hockey families we are here for you!”
Share your support on Thursday by sharing a photo with you wearing a jersey with the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt.