The tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash has had a worldwide impact, with politicians, celebrities and pro sports teams expressing condolences and offering assistance.
One of those teams is the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The team’s President Craig Reynolds was on 620 CKRM’s Sportscage Friday evening and acknowledged the tragedy is still incredibly painful and raw.
“I grew up in that area, I know Humboldt very well, so it’s hit me personally pretty hard, but I know it’s hit our organization hard,” said Reynolds. “The sports community is a tight one and when something like this happens, it’s hard to deal with.”
Reynolds said the Roughriders are in it for the long haul and they are committed to doing everything they can to help the community, the Broncos and the province.
He said though, they want to do this under Humboldt’s direction.
“We want to take Humboldt’s lead,” he said. “And Humboldt as a community and the Broncos. What’s going to help them most, how can we play a part in this, given the role that the organization has in the province.”
“What can we do to best serve them?”
Some of the things the Riders will be doing include offering financial aid, mental health assistance and other supports, as well as having for representatives from the Broncos present at the Riders 2018 home opener