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Jets Fans Fundraise for Christmas Cheer Board in Ben Chiarot’s Name

November 27, 2017 3:16 PM | Sports

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ben Chiarot in NHL action against the St. Louis Blues at MTS Centre on Tuesday, December 15 2015. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets fans are doing their part to raise funds for the Christmas Cheer Board after the NHL fined defenceman Ben Chiarot over the weekend.

Chiarot was fined $3,763.44 for butt-ending Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry in a game last Friday.

A fan by the name of Kyle Klatt started a GoFundMe campaign in Chiarot’s name to collect that same amount for the Christmas Cheer Board.

A spokesperson for GoFundMe says the campaign collected more than $2,000 in its first six hours.

As of Monday afternoon, $4,300 had been raised.

All funds will go to support the Cheer Board’s efforts to fill food hampers and purchase groceries and children’s gifts this Christmas.


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