The numbers are in from last Friday’s benefit concert for families affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash and as expected, Saskatchewan came through.
The concert, which featured the likes of Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith and Brett Kissel, at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre was put together on short notice but at the end of the day almost 10-thousand people came to the show.
When the numbers came in, almost 600-thousand dollars was raised meaning after expenses, a grand total of 428-thousand was raised. That means the Country Thunder Foundation was able to write 29 cheques for $14,769.85 for each family,
Country Thunder spokesperson Gerry Krochak says being from Saskatchewan, he knew people would come through in the way they did.
“It didn’t surprise me, but it still warmed all of our hearts,” Krochak said Thursday morning. “We are all proud to be involved with the Country Thunder Foundation and the Country Thunder organization, but our chests were puffed out a little bit more last Friday. It really was an amazing night and a big thank you goes out to all involved from the artists to those at SaskTel Centre to the people of Saskatchewan who came through.”
Humboldt Strong T-Shirts sold at the concert raised $15,000 for the SJHL assistance fund and jerseys donated by past and present NHL’ers along with the 50/50 for the Humboldt Strong Community Foundation resulted in just under $160,000 being raised.