BIRT Cup Going Out With a Bang

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The curtain will come down on the BIRT Cup celebrity pro-am golf tournament this summer and organizers are preparing for a solid sendoff.

“After nine years of supporting our community we are proud to announce that our tenth anniversary will be a celebration and thank you to our supporters,” said tournament president Scott Hlady.

Investors Group, for the fourth straight year, will be the title sponsor for the highly successful tournament that runs July 14 at the Shilo Golf and Country Club.

“It is emotional to see how far this event has come in the last four years and Investors Group has been there every step of the way,” added Hlady. “The BIRT Cup has become a staple event at Shilo and that is a credit to the tremendous people who work there.”

After players complete their round of golf, a windup social will be held at the Royal Oak Inn & Suites where Canadian Celtic rockers Mudmen will perform.

Their 20th anniversary will be celebrated in 2018 and they have a long list of accomplishments.

The major career highlights for the band include meeting and performing for Queen Elizabeth II on Canada Day at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, performing at the 1984 Edmonton Oilers reunion and playing on the new CBC Hockey Night in Canada theme song.

Back in 2010, they made the trip to Brandon to play at the prestigious Memorial Cup that the Wheat Kings hosted. In the past, they have opened for legendary bands like ZZ Top and The Guess Who.

“Mudmen’s resume speaks for itself and to have them hit the stage for us is a major feather in our cap,” added Hlady. “It is a fitting sendoff for the legacy the BIRT Cup has left in Brandon.”

The BIRT Cup picked up major momentum four years ago, raising around $40,000 for local charity, including $15,000 last year.

“We are lending a helping hand, while making sure those who have supported us along the way feel a great appreciation,” continued Hlady. “Without the community’s support, we would not be where we are now.”

For more information, please contact:

Scott Hlady, BIRT Cup president
Phone: (204) 573-4242
E-Mail: birtcup@gmail.com
Twitter: @BIRTCUP