The Humboldt Broncos’ gold and green colours will be shown off with pride by Canadian golfer Alena Sharp at the CP Women’s Open this week.
Sharp, who hails from Hamilton, Ont., is using a Humboldt Broncos golf bag as she competes at the tournament in Regina. The bag also features a big Humboldt Broncos logo and a Humboldt Broncos towel.
“When the crash happened, it was just horrific to even read about it and just everything that was going on,” Sharp said.
She said they knew they were going to be coming to Regina for the event, so she wanted to do something special. With some help from RBC, the bag soon became a reality.
Sharp grew up playing hockey and remembers taking the bus to their games and tournaments.
“Just what happened still makes my skin crawl.”
She said it doesn’t matter where you play in Canada, it feels like you’re playing in your hometown.
Despite it being a tragedy, seeing everyone come together to help those affected by the bus crash made her proud to be a Canadian.
“I think giving back and being on this platform as an LPGA tour player is just something I can do to help,” said Sharp, who has family here in Saskatchewan.
After the event, she will be donating the bag to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatchewan.
While the bag has been gaining attention because of it’s colours and logos, she said it has been a positive type of distraction.
“Definitely gives you perspective. We’re just playing golf, it’s just a game. I think, yeah, it’s a good reminder to stay in the moment and just enjoy.”
Sharp will be one of 16 Canadians trying to win the tournament this year. The championship rounds for the tournament get underway Thursday.
Excited to show my support for @HumboldtBroncos and @theSJHL with my new bag for the week @cpwomensopen ! This tragedy really hit home as it did for so many. I will be donating my bag to @PattisonKids after this week. Thanks @rbc for teaming up on this and Ken Hill @jukasaradio pic.twitter.com/LuwCQArcq4
— Alena Sharp (@AlenaSharp) August 21, 2018