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Broncos to create council to dole out $12M in donations

Flowers and other items continue to be added to a to the stage area of a vigil and a memorial on centre ice at Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask., on Monday, April 9, 2018. 15 people traveling with the Humboldt Broncos SJHL hockey team are dead, and many injured when their bus was collided with a semi-trailer 30 kilometres north of Tisdale, Sask.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (NEWS 1130) – The Humboldt Broncos are setting up a non-profit to help dole out $12 million raised through GoFundMe following the crash that killed 16 people.

On Friday, April 6th, the charter bus carrying members of the Junior A hockey team collided with a semi-trailer on a rural Saskachewan highway, killing 16 and injuring another 13 people.

The fundraiser, which has become the largest in Canada, will stay open for another two days before it’s closed and the money is transferred to the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund. An advisory committee will then figure out how the money will be dispersed to the affected families.

The team says any money raised past this point will go into a new Humboldt Strong Community Foundation to support players, employees, first responders and communities affected by the crash.