Broncos start legislated process to deal with money from GoFundMe campaign

first_imgREGINA – Money raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will go directly to survivors and families of those killed, but a $400,000 fee is being deducted by the online fundraiser from the $15 million that was donated.Broncos president Kevin Garinger says Saskatchewan has legislation to deal with the administration of funds raised through a public appeal.That process has started and a Court of Queen’s Bench justice is to be appointed to oversee it.Garinger says the focus remains on supporting the 29 families directly affected by the crash.Sixteen people — including 10 players — were killed and another 13 players were injured April 6 when the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi collided at a rural Saskatchewan intersection.Scott Thomas, who lost his son Evan in the crash, says he’s confident the Broncos will handle the money appropriately.“If there are people out there that are concerned, this has only been six weeks,” said Thomas, adding he communicates daily with other parents in an online group chat. “Not once has GoFundMe come up.“We support the Broncos and what they are doing.”last_img read more

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