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Sidney Crosby's Support of Humboldt Broncos is Personal

The Penguins captain took the time to write individual messages to each of the survivors and sent a personalized jersey to the team.



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The hockey world continues to mourn and send messages of support to the Humboldt Broncos. 15 players and staff members of the Canadian Junior Hockey team died a week ago after a bus carrying the team to a playoff game in Saskatchewan was hit by a semi-trailer. A 16th victim, the team's athletic therapist, died Wednesday.

In Pittsburgh and elsewhere, players and fans left their hockey sticks outside of their doors to honor the victims of the crash, some writing “Humboldt” on the blade.

To the surprise of no one, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby took it several steps further.  Crosby wrote a personalized message on a photo to each of the surviving team members, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Crosby also asked equipment manager Dana Heinze to personalize a jersey with “Broncos” on the back, and had every team member sign it before sending it to Humboldt.
 


A member of the Humboldt community started a GoFundMe account to benefit the surviving members of the team. The Post-Gazette reports the Penguins team members and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation donated $20,000 to the fund, which has raised more than $8.4 million so far.
 

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