Bobcat BIRT Cup breaks fundraising record


The fifth installment of the IG Wealth Management Bobcat BIRT Cup reached a new milestone.

The alumni/charity event raised a record $74,000 on Friday, July 8 at Wheat City Golf Course. The proceeds go towards Brandon University student-athletes; the Brandon Curling Club’s youth program; Dauphin’s Toboggan Run; Rivers Baseball Association; Western Manitoba Cancer Centre and Youth for Christ (homelessness).

This summer’s charity best-ball spectacle featured a double shotgun start with a whopping 268 golfers taking part.

The foursome of Scott Hlady, Dwayne Gylywoychuk, Jeff Albert and Terry English captured the championship on a count back after a two-way tie at 16-under par on the modified 18-hole course. Hlady and Gylywoychuk are the original founders of the BIRT Cup.

BIRT is short for basic, intensity, respect and team. Brandon University Sports of Wall of Famer, the late Neil Andrews came up with the acronym when he was Scott Hlady’s baseball coach.

Over $257,000 has been raised for various community causes since the Bobcats took over the prestigious BIRT Cup in 2018.

The next IG Wealth Management Bobcat BIRT Cup is scheduled for Friday, July 7, 2023.

Silent Auction Prizes 

  • Anze Kopitar signed LA Kings’ jersey – WINNER Dakota Scheirlinck
  • Darcy Tucker signed Toronto Maple Leafs’ jersey – WINNER Travis Mealy
  • Southern Water Systems arcade machine – WINNER Jeff Albert
  • WestJest Round Trip Flight for 2 + $2,500 gift card to Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – WINNER Chris Kennedy
  • Winnipeg Goldeyes VIP Game Suite + 3 complimentary room nights at Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn + signed baseball by Santiago Espinal of the Toronto Blue Jays – WINNER Doug Morningstar
  • Willie Jefferson signed Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ jersey + 4 Blue Bomber game tickets w/ VIP sideline experience + 1 complimentary room night at Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn – WINNER Dave Morningstar
  • Vegas Golden Knights signed Alex Pietrangelo jersey – WINNER Scott Hlady
  • Filip Forsberg signed Nashville Predators’ jersey + Clear Lake Marina $100 gift certificate – WINNER Dakota Scheirlinck
  • Brady Tkachuk signed Ottawa Senators’ jersey + two $25 gift certificates to Nine Restaurant and Lounge + two free rounds at Clear Lake Golf Course – WINNER Dwayne Gylywoychuk

Raffle Prizes

  • Ryan Pulock New York Islanders’ signed jersey – WINNER Larry Shannon
  • 4 rounds at Lakeview Hecla Golf Course; Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn hotel stay – WINNER Bryce Gerow
  • Green Bay Packers’ football with transferred team signatures – WINNER Jeremy Wielenga
  • Two lower bowl tickets to Winnipeg Jets’ home game during the 2022-23 NHL regular season + Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn hotel stay – WINNER Ken Wojnarski
  • Fred VanVleet signed Toronto Raptors’ jersey + Andrew Wiggins signed NBA all-star game basketball – WINNER Jody Jury

(GOBobcats News)