Spotlight in Sports: Healing with HumboldtPosted: Updated:
On April 6, 2018, a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey team collided with a tractor trailer, killing 16 people (14 players) and injuring 13 others. They were on their way to a playoff game with hopes of winning, but instead they united the world.
Nearly four weeks have passed since the tragedy, but hockey fans here in the Southern Tier are still honoring those who have fallen.
Sunday, Your Local Hockey Moms alongside The Ice House Sports Complex held a 'Healing with Humboldt' fundraiser, in the hopes to remember the lives of Humboldt through a monetary donation.
Gift basket raffles and 50/50 tickets were sold to the hundreds of attendees, as Your Local Hockey Moms gathered the proceeds to be sent directly to the Humboldt Broncos' scholarship fund to be used for future hockey players.
"We all felt the effects from Humboldt and we all wanted to do something for support," said Amy Adams, coordinator.
Hockey fans giving back to hockey players. It's a true testament to the level of dedication hockey fans have for the sport.
"Hockey people are a different breed of people. And when something happens to one, they all pull together," said Mike Rogers, owner of Ice House Sports Complex.
Proving that it takes more than a desire to be called a 'hockey fan.' It takes heart, determination, the will to endure.
If you would like to make a monetary donation with Your Local Hockey Moms in support of the Humboldt Broncos scholarship, visit the Ice House Sports Complex website or call (607) 759-7560.