Legitimate Fundraisers Available For Donating to Broncos Families; Beware of Some GoFundMe Scams

(Last Updated On: April 9, 2018)

Humboldt Broncos forwards Derek Patter (19), Graysen Cameron (18), and Nick Shumlanski (20) recovering and healing in hospital. – Photo credit RJ. Patter/Twitter

In light of the incredible burden’s facing the families of the Humboldt Broncos after Friday’s tragic accident, multiple GoFundMe accounts have appeared over the past 15 or so hours.

While GoFundMe carefully monitors for unauthorized or even scam accounts, they can slip through the cracks. Please be cautious which account you contribute to. There are legitimate ones available to help these families.

One such GoFundMe appears, to have made arrangements with the Humboldt Broncos to ensure the funds go to the families in need. Funds raised as of publishing this are nearing a half million dollars.

Funds for Humboldt Broncos by Sylvie Kellington of Humbolt


In addition to Sylvia’s, local business owner Dean Foster and the staff at Buddha’s Bait Shop in White Fox, SK have launched a local campaign;

I will be taking items to Auction online, with all funds going to the families of those affected by today’s tragedy. If ANY group across this country can step up its us Fisherman/Fisherwomen, and our Hunters. We will accept monetary donations. Items up for auction will be posted as they arrive. ALL types of donations, from gear to fishing trips, cash to clothing, nothing is too small. Dean Foster, Buddha’s Bait Shop”


Another very worthwhile and legitimate fundraising campaign is the one for our first responders, run by Wounded Warriors and Tema

Wounded Warriors & TEMA Establish Fund to Support to the Humboldt Broncos First Responders

Post Author: Joanne Francis

Joanne Francis is the Editor and Journalist for Nipawin News