"Tee off" for our 30th season


By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Natives are pleased to announce the return of their Alumni Golf Tournament. The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Neepawa Golf and Country Club and will serve as the formal kick-off of the club’s 30th season in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL).

Natives general manager Myles Cathcart said that this tournament is a celebration of everyone who has been a part of the organization, no matter the capacity, over the past 30 years.

"The organization is entering into its 30th season and it is a great opportunity to celebrate the past and present players, billets, coaching staff and sponsors by kicking off the three decades of the team. Coach Dustin Howden has been around ground level to help pull off this event and we hope to have a big turn out,” stated Cathcart.

Registration will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Aug. 25, with noon with a shotgun start scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The best ball event will consist of teams of four along with prizes to be won on a variety of holes.  A Bud, Spud and Steak supper is included for all golfers after the tournament following the event.   Cathcart noted that separate supper tickets are also available if you do not want to golf. 

"You don't need to be a golfer to enjoy the day. If you want to come and have supper to socialize for the evening, that is available,” Cathcart stressed. “Come out and reunite with alumni and current players and staff.  We will be selling individual plates and social tickets in an effort to bring as many people together as we can.”

Registration for individual entries or team entries are being taken at Neepawa’s Golf and Country Club. Contact Landon Cameron (204) 476-5711. Cost of registration is $125 per golfer. Additional updates on the event can be found online by following the team’s official Facebook page, their Twitter account @MJHLNatives or their Instagram page #neepawanatives.