Nazem Kadri Foundation heads to Humbolt for Broncos home opener
The local non-profit raised $50,000 to support families for the bus crash tragedy
The Nazem Kadri Foundation will be heading to Humboldt, Sask. to watch the new Broncos home opener Wednesday.
The London, Ont. charity responded to the tragic bus crash in April by teaming up with the Canadian Brewhouse and Islamic Relief to raise $50,000 to support victims families.
Nazem Kadri, who grew up in London, plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs and is a former London Knight.
"Hockey families go through a lot. Early morning practices, late night games and non-stop traveling. It's a part of hockey life." said Kadri in a statement.
"When the bus crash took place I was shocked."
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Humboldt Broncos were travelling to Nipawin, Sask. for a playoff game on Apr. 6 when their bus was struck by a transport truck. Sixteen players, staff and members of the media lost their lives.
Representatives from the foundation will take in the game and meet with some of the families who lost loved ones.
"What we really wanted to do was talk to who we can and really help them out," said Tarek Ibrahim, spokesperson for the Nazem Kadri Foundation.
"We didn't want to just give money and walk away. We want to be there for the people and be there for the families directly. We want to do the best we can from a human perspective and from a hockey family perspective."
The Broncos will face off against the Nipawin Hawks at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humbolt, Sask. at 7:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday.