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

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

Ben Chiarot
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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