The third annual Merritt Centennials golf tournament is all set to go this Saturday at the Merritt Golf & Country Club.
“There are only a couple of spots left for foursomes,” Cents’ marketing and communications manager Meagan King said. “Interested individuals or groups need to get in touch with me right away.”
Close to 70 golfers are scheduled to tee off on Saturday with a shotgun start slated for 2 p.m. The numbers include quite a few past and present Centennials players, such as former NHLer and Merritt-born Ed Beers, along with the likes of Chris Forsberg, Derry and Doneau Menard, Tyler Martin, Payton Schaeffer, Scotty Patterson, Dave Dunnigan, Danny Morrissey and Colin Gage.
Up for grabs during the nine holes of golf are two hole-in-one prizes: a 2015 Chevy Silverado donated by Murray GM and a 2015 Yamaha Wolverine supplied by Nicola Motorsports.
The golfing will be followed by a delicious dinner prepared by the MGCC staff, and a silent auction that includes professional sports memorabilia from JS Sports, a $600 guided fish excursion, golf mementos donated by PGA Tour professional Roger Sloan, some vintage hockey sticks signed by former Cents’ teams, and four tickets on the Cents’ team bus to a regular-season game in West Kelowna this fall.
The fishing excursion is being offered by Evan Patterson (Scotty’s dad) of Bites-on Salmon Charters. The trip includes a five-hour saltwater outing on the 25-foot-long sportfish vessel “The High Five” out of downtown Vancouver. A guide, one-day fishing licence, bait and tackle are also part of the package.
All funds raised from this year’s Merritt Centennials Golf Tournament go directly back to the hockey club.
For more information on Saturday’s Centennials golf event, contact King at the team’s marketing office on Voght Street, call 378-3604, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.