by Jamie Shinkewski

One former Kamloops Broncos player Is using a long-time charitable act to help another alumnus, with a small ceremony to be held during Saturday’s game against the Okanagan Sun.

Former receiver Brennan Plante has been growing his hair for approximately three years and will have it cut at halftime during the Week 8 to donate to cancer patients. This is the third and likely final time he has donated his hair and this time he aims to raise funds and awareness for another former Bronco.

Plante is asking for donations to Evan Mutrie, who was paralyzed by Enterovirus D68 in 2014.

“I don’t think I’ll be growing it out again so this year I wanted to go out with something big so I decided maybe to raise some money for breast something and then I was reading an article in the offseason and I saw it was written by Evan Mutrie and I thought what better way to know for sure where your money’s going to a guy who is a local guy, is involved with the team and loves this team,” Plante said.

The two don’t know each other very well but share the bond of both being Broncos alumni.

“He’s a part of the brotherhood,” Plante said. “I’m just doing what I can, he’s just another guy that loves football. He’s an ex-Bronco.”

Plante made a $100 donation to Mutrie’s Go Fund Me page and is asking others to follow suit and will set up a donation jar at Saturday's game.

More information on the fundraiser will be available at Saturday’s game when the Broncos (1-6) battle the Sun (6-0-1) for the second time this season. The Sun won the first game 36-0 at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna on August 5.

Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at Hillside Stadium.