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BEL13VE Foundation to collect donations for Olson family

By BSMHockey.com, 03/01/16, 11:45PM CST


Former Totino-Grace player paralyzed after injury in junior game.

The BEL13VE Foundation will be collecting donation for Matt Olson's family at its booth at the Let's Play Hockey Expo in the RiverCentre during the Minnesota State High School League boys' hockey tournament.

Olson, a 2014 graduate of Totino-Grace High School, was hurt in a home game, Feb. 24, while playing for the Chicago Cougars of the U.S. Premier Hockey League (USPHL) versus the Illiana Blackbirds of northwest Indiana.

He was left paralyzed below the shoulders after falling at full speed and falling, head first, into the boards.

In addition to collecting donations, the BEL13VE Foundationwill have a giant card for fans and well-wishers to sign.

The Foundation will also have a table at the Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience, Saturday and Sunday, at the Metropolitan and Legends Clubs of Target Field, where it will be collecting donations as well.

Matt Olson led Totino-Grace to the 2014 Class A state tournament.