David Leitch Bomber Buddy Foundation
$50 raised
0% of $1M goal
3 contributors
4 Years running
David did a lot for us all. He inspired us to want to be better people, he made sure those around him were always laughing and having a good time, and he ultimately helped teach us what life is and should be about. We can’t thank him or repay him enough.

On October 2nd, we held a benefit social in honor of David Leitch, with proceeds going towards spina bifida research. The event was short notice, as no one expected David to pass, but plenty still showed up for a great cause in honor of a great kid.

I may not have known David as long as some, but I had the chance to spend a lot of time with him over the last few years. My van almost became a safe haven for him, where anything went. To say David was like a brother to me wouldn't be accurate. He was a brother. He was family to all of us.

From the conversations he and I had, as well as through his aunt Nancy and through media, it was well known that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers played a huge part in saving a boy who never knew what happiness felt like. The friendships he made with the organization helped a sad boy turn into a very happy man.

Having said that, I'd like to officially announce our intentions in creating the David Leitch Bomber Buddy Foundation.

While still too early to provide full details, as we've yet to establish all contacts, the goal of the foundation is to be able to buy a minimum of 20 season tickets for the Bombers each year. Those tickets would be given to children who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or financially, and their families.

Each Bomber home game, Dignity Taxi would bring the families to IG Field where they'd take in a game, have food and drinks, and if possible, get some Bombers gear to take home. At the end of each season, some of the money left would go towards buying tickets for the following year, with the remainder being donated to the Children's Hospital in David's name.

If the Bomber organization allows it, we'd like to bring the kids and their families to IG Field well before game time so they can meet the team, take pictures and hang out until they're escorted to their seats. We've all seen how much spending time with the Bombers changed David's life, so why not give other kids that same opportunity on his behalf?

Dignity Taxi, myself, my wife Sabrina and my son Joshua will be donating $500 to get things started, and David's aunt Nancy has generously offered to donate $1,000 towards this cause. Together, we can help create an incredible foundation that will help change the spirit of many kids, as well as keep David alive within the community that meant so much to him.

In the coming weeks and months, I'll be updating this page as much as possible, letting everyone interested know what our progress is. If you’re interested in making a donation, you can message me directly for details, or you can make your donation here on FundRazr.

David did a lot for all of us. He inspired us to want to be better people, he made sure those around him were always laughing and having a good time, and he ultimately helped teach us what life is and should be about. We can’t thank him or repay him enough, but I think we owe it to him to give back to others the way he gave to all of us.

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