The Regina Pat Canadians are hosting a fundraising evening Friday to support the Adam Herold Legacy and Memorial Fund.
Herold, a 16-year-old hockey player with the Humboldt Broncos, who was drafted by the Prince Albert Raiders in 2016, lost his life along with 15 others when the Broncos’ team bus collided with a semi while the team was heading to a playoff game April 6. Herold also played for the Pat Canadians for two years and served as the team captain in the 2017/18 season before he was called up to the Broncos for the playoffs.
On May 11, the Pat Canadians will hold a fundraiser in order to leave a lasting legacy in Herold’s memory. The event will include a hockey game featuring current and former Pat Canadians, as well as a live and silent auction.
Pat Canadians Manager John Smith said the idea was originally suggested by one of Herold’s former teammates, and since then people “have come out of the woodwork” to offer their support, whether or not they had a personal connection to Herald.
Smith said a number of NHL teams sent autographed sticks and jerseys to auction, and a local Ford dealership added a one-year lease on a new truck to the auction block. Although there is not yet a firm plan for the funds, Smith said the money raised will likely be used as a scholarship or financial support for young hockey players.
“All the money will be put in trust,” he said. “We’ll put the right people in charge so that it’s a continuing legacy for years to come.”
The fundraiser will take play at 7 p.m. at the Co-operators Centre at Evraz Place in Regina. Admission is by donation.
“Adam was a wonderful young man,” Smith said. “Hopefully this will help keep his memory around for a long time.”
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