Fundraisers across the country are still being created to show support for the Humboldt Broncos, and one took place Wednesday night at the University of Regina.
The U of R Kin Games team organized a “Pups and Pints” night, where people could bring their dogs into the multi-purpose room at the U of R and let them interact with other dogs, while enjoying a beverage to support the Broncos.
Event co-organizer Ben Berger says it was much more than just a fundraiser as well.
“We just needed to give people the opportunity to grieve and send wishes to the families, so we had a banner we put up that people can sign their names, books they can send wishes to the First Responders, and the community of Humboldt,” Berger says. “It’s just an opportunity people need to grieve, and tell people about what these players meant to them and to their communities.”
Shawn Wiskar, who also co-organized the event, says support for this event has been remarkable.
“I think our turnout was over 300 people, which is absolutely phenomenal, it’s one of the biggest Pups and Pints night turnouts we’ve ever had,” Wiskar says. “Before the event event got started, we had over $2,000 in cash donations from different student groups as well as the general public.”
The funds from the Pups and Pints night are being donated to the Humboldt Broncos go-fund-me page.