Committee calls for equal distribution of donations to Humboldt Broncos families

first_imgSASKATOON — A committee working on how to distribute $15.2 million raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says a court should respect the families’ wishes on how the money should be divided.The committee is recommending a total payout of $525,000 for each of the 16 families who lost a loved one in the crash.It is also recommending a total of $475,000 for each of the 13 surviving players.Court documents say the suggestions are based on a formula that came out of discussions with the families.In August, a judge approved an interim payment of $50,000 each to the survivors and families of the people who died in April.The recommendations still need to be approved at a court appearance set for Wednesday.Committee members included retired Saskatchewan justice Dennis Ball; Mark Chipman, chairman of the company that owns the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets; Olympic gold medallist Hayley Wickenheiser; Dr. Peter Spafford, who’s in charge of head and neck surgery at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine; and Kevin Cameron, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response.The Canadian Presslast_img

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