June 22nd, 2017 will be the date for the upcoming Matt Calvert Charity Shootout Golf Tournament at the Wheat City Golf Course in Brandon,MB. The event will be presented by Dynamic Physio & Sports Injury Clinic together with Outperforme Athletics.
I had a few minutes to speak with Matty today, as well as the Tournament Committee, regarding their plans for the first ever event.
BDNMB: Matty, I have to ask the question, WHY DO THIS?–
Matt: “Well, I have been thinking for a while that I wanted to give something back to the community. In Columbus we do lots including providing tickets for kids 6 and under, and their parents, to come to the ganes who couldn’t normally afford a NHL game. And I bought two season tickets for the Wheat Kings so some less fortunate kids can go to games. So this year made sense."
BDNMB: Do you think the local golf tournament circuit is kind of competitive with the Birt Cup and Dreams for Kids having yearly events as examples? –
Matt: “ I try to golf in as many as I can, plus I donate jerseys…they all have good causes” I have been to lots of events, and tournaments, and am taking the best ideas for our tournament.
BDNMB: Who is in your committee?
Matt: "Kyle Hamm – Scott “ Weird Larry” Hellyer – Spencer Day – Rob Rae – Shawna Turnbull and my wife."
BDNMB: So what are the next steps?
Matt: “ We are planning some live entertainment, and a comedian, for the dinner and awards that follow the round of golf…as well as right now trying to secure more sponsors”
BDNMB: How do you sponsor or sign up?
Matt: "Contact Kyle Hamm 204-724-7624, or Scott Hellyer 204-761-1645, and the price is $150.00 per person. Sponsor packages are now available"
All proceeds raised will be donated to Palliative Care in memory of Donna Hamm and Melvin Calvert.
BDNMB.CA is also proud to be a sponsor of the Matt Calvert Charity Shootout.