Riders to hold practice in Humboldt

The Saskatchewan Roughriders hold a practice and community event in Humboldt, Saskatchewan in on June 3 in support of a community still coping with a devastating bus accident that killed more than a dozen people.

“While we continue to mourn for all those effected by the devastating event of April 6th, we want to demonstrate our ongoing support for the Broncos organization and the community of Humboldt,” Craig Reynolds, Saskatchewan Roughriders President & CEO, said in a statement. “We have been working in partnership with the Broncos’ organization since the tragedy, hoping to play a small role in assisting the team, victims, the community and entire province through this painful time by channeling the healing power of sport, and by lending the strength of Rider Nation,”

Sixteen people – including 10 players – were killed and another 13 players were injured in the tragic accident on April 6.

“The Broncos are so grateful for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who have proven to be an invaluable support and resource in recent weeks,” said Kevin Garinger, President of the Humboldt Broncos. “We look forward to June 3rd, where we aim to bring the spirit of Rider Nation as well as an opportunity to enjoy the optimism for the exciting CFL season ahead, to all those in the community of Humboldt.”

Riders will also hold a BBQ lunch for the community of Humboldt and announce details for the CFL franchise’s ‘Humboldt Strong’ home game slated for June 30 against the Montreal Alouettes in Week 3, dedicated those affected by the bus tragedy in April.


16 Comments on Riders to hold practice in Humboldt

  1. Well done boys, this will be an excellent opportunity for the community to get together and meet the team.

  2. solara2000 // May 18, 2018 at 10:58 am //

    One community! Best wishes for a great day.

  3. Green&Gold // May 18, 2018 at 10:59 am //

    Also sounds like this is just the beginning. Great work Riders. This is what the CFL is all about.

  4. Huff's Neighbor // May 18, 2018 at 11:20 am //

    Wish I could attend, but I will be present for the June 30 clash and Humbolt day at Mosaic. Go Riders

  5. Bleeds Double Blue // May 18, 2018 at 11:30 am //

    Well done Riders

  6. Scottsask // May 18, 2018 at 1:09 pm //

    Great stuff boys!

  7. Classy!!!

  8. Scottsask // May 18, 2018 at 1:48 pm //

    Agreed Yup, I’m sure he’ll exhaust all NFL options first.

  9. True green // May 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm //

    The province, community and fans (regardless of what community they’re from) have always provided the Riders with such strong support. Seeing the Riders give back like this is great to see.

    Well done team! Can’t wait for the Humboldt Steong game!

  10. Rider Fan // May 18, 2018 at 3:51 pm //

    Hope this will help distract from the tragedy and can help brighten the community spirit. Hats off to the rider organization. Great to see all the positive comments from other teams fans. As a rider fan thank you

  11. BC Dave // May 18, 2018 at 6:58 pm //

    Class move by the Riders. Hope it helps Humboldt come closer to healing as a community. I am sure it will.

  12. Every little thing helps Dave.

  13. Great job Riders! See you in Humboldt and on the 30th.

  14. Bleeding Green // May 19, 2018 at 2:32 am //

    Very cool. 🙂 I was hoping for something like this 3

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