On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Canada was devasted by the loss of beloved son, brother, uncle, solider, and avid hockey fan Master Corporal Martin Liam Brayman.
Marty was tragically murdered in the company of his friends and comrades while on assignment serving his country in Florida. His story made national news across Canada and the US, and devastated his family, town, and a nation (CBC, National Post, FOX News, CTV, Globe and Mail).
Marty’s family is committed to his memory living on. Help us honour Marty by honouring what he loved – hockey. The Brayman family is humbled to be launching the Marty Brayman Kids Hockey Fund, which will give a local deserving young child the opportunity to get into hockey.
The fund will provide a $1,000 gift every year to a child in need to cover the cost of them getting into hockey. The money will go towards gear, team & league registration costs, and other costs that prevent local families from allowing their children to play the game we all love. The gift will support local children from Marty’s hometown of Kemptville Ontario, as well as surrounding areas.
Marty passed away at age 32, so the goal was to raise $32,000, a gift for every year of Marty’s life. But, since launching the campaign on September 15th, 2019 we reached our initial goal in only one week! So...we have doubled the goal to raise $64,000 to ensure we can continue to support the children chosen for the fund in years to come.
We are also humbled to now be working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada to help find children who need the support. They have already found a local child for the 2019 winter season who will get to live his dream of playing hockey even though his family couldn't afford it until the Hockey Fund got involved.
Marty touched many people in his life. Your donation of any size will go a long way in helping continue to touch the lives of children who need it the most. Your gift will also help a family, who has been devasted by the loss of Marty, heal by paying forward the love that Marty gave to so many.
Thank you for your gift! With love and blessings,
-The Brayman Family
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