Seven days after it was created, the fundraiser in support of Jason Botchford’s family has surpassed its $100,000 goal.
It’s been eight days since news of the longtime Vancouver Canucks beat reporter’s death became public. Words of love and support for Botchford were immediate from his many friends, colleagues, and fans – including publicly on social media and on radio. TSN 1040, the all-sports radio station that Botchford worked with for so many years, dedicated the entire day to remembering the late journalist.
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Soon after a GoFundMe page was created for Botchford’s family, the money flowed in too, with over 500 people donating funds on Day 1.
The campaign now has donations from 1,598 people and has raised $100,503 (and counting). Individual donations range in value, with the largest being as high as $1,000.
Botchford leaves behind his wife Kathryn, and three young children Sienna (eight years old), Keira (six), and Hudson (three).
“We know many people have been impacted by Jason’s incredible life and want to help his family,” the GoFundMe page explained. “The funds raised will go to Kathryn and their three young children, to be used for various expenses, including an education fund for the children.”
“We are deeply touched by the overwhelming support from friends, family, and fans.”
If you’re interested in donating, click here.