GoFundMe set up remembering Parker Tobin, former Thunder goalie killed in Humboldt crash

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
April 11, 2018 - 9:03am Updated: April 11, 2018 - 9:34am

A GoFundMe has been set up in honour of a former Drayton Valley Thunder player who was killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last Friday in Saskatchewan.

18-year-old Parker Tobin played goalie for the Thunder during the 2016/17 season before being traded to the Broncos this season. During his time with the Thunder he was awarded awarded best playoff performer, and is being remembered as an inspiration to the entire team.

The GoFundMe was created in hopes of leaving a lasting legacy of Parker, with the money raised going towards setting up a scholarship fund dedicated to helping future goalies.

"In lieu of gifts and flowers, the Tobin family want to commemorate and celebrate Parkers’ life by establishing a scholarship fund dedicated to helping future goalies. The funds raised through this scholarship will go directly towards facilitating goalie skill development, equipment costs, and educational pursuits," the fundraising page stated. 

Hundreds of people from Drayton Valley and the Thunder community attended a vigil at the Omniplex Tuesday night to remember and honour the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan. 

You can find the GoFundMe here:  https://ca.gofundme.com/remembering-parker-tobin.

The fundraiser has seen donations from nearly 600 people in just one day, and nearly $50,000 has been raised so far. 

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