Friday, 17 June 2016

Road Trip!

It's not often that HBIC and UMFM's The Hockey Show can combine efforts in doing more for the community and hockey fans. Normally, it's one or the other who is invited to participate in an event, but I am happy to report that both HBIC and The Hockey Show will be going on the road on July 16 to the great community of Neepawa, Manitoba for the Super Alyx Golf Tournament!

The tournament is being run by the Delaloye family, and you may recognize that name if you're a Winnipeg Jets fan. Alyx Delaloye was the young lady who attended a Jets game with a sign that read "Chemo By Day, Jets By Night", and The Hockey Show has remained in contact with her parents to find out how she and her brother, Hayden, are doing after their whirlwind celebrity status in and around the hockey world!

I can tell you that Alyx is doing extremely well! The cancer they found in her seems to be in remission from the latest updates we have from her father, Reg. He writes, "Still keep finding abnormal cell in her spinal fluid. Still don't know why but at least it's not multiplying." The fact that it's not multiplying is excellent news, and I'm excited to see young Alyx once more! I'll have photos and updates posted to this site, and we'll get some comments from Alyx and her family about the battle they went through to get to this point where they are holding this gold tournament for a couple of very important charities and initiatives that helped them!

As stated on the poster above, the proceeds from the Super Alyx Golf Tournament are going directly to Ronald McDonald House and Pediatric Cancer Care! HBIC and The Hockey Show are 100% behind these two amazing charities and we're always going to fans of the Delaloyes, so coming together for these ideas was literally a no-brainer! We're excited to give them some help, and HBIC is happy to post this piece to hopefully help them fill out the field for the tournament!

If you're in the southern Manitoba region around July 16, come on out and have some fun on the golf course with us and the Delaloyes. They have some awesome people lined up to go golfing that day, so you'll get to meet some incredible hockey personalities! There's a fantastic silent auction that will happen, dinner after the tournament at the Neepawa Golf Course, and there's guaranteed to be a ton of laughs and memories made. Come on out and have a ball with the Delaloyes for a good cause!

If you want to golf or want more information, there are a couple of places to get info. They include:
  • Landon at the Neepawa Golf Course at (204) 476-5711
  • Sandra Delaloye at (204) 476-2670 or via email
  • Debbie Stelczik at (204) 841-0744
To sweeten the deal a little, there's a hole-in-one contest that will happen. As per Reg Delaloye, the closest to the pin on each of the four par-3 holes at the course will be registered for the hole-in-one contest that will take place on the 18th hole. If one of the these four people sinks the hole-in-one, that amazing golfer will take hole a brand-new car! Holy cow!

As for what I'll be doing? We'll have the UMFM online stream set up somewhere near the 18th hole where we'll be talking to the Delaloyes, golfers, and anyone else who has come out for the day. I'll have some promotional merchandise from UMFM, and I'll be writing up a full recap of the day's events here on HBIC. In other words, I am happy to volunteer to be the media portion of this amazing event!

Get your golfing shoes on and your clubs out, folks, and come on out to the Neepawa Golf Course on July 16 for the Super Alyx Golf Tournament in support of Ronald McDonald House and Pediatric Cancer Care! I know on guy who is working on his game right now to win that new car on the hole-in-one challenge: Hayden Delaloye!

Hayden shot a 77 (+6) on May 14 to win the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tournament held at the Transcona Golf Course in Winnipeg! The conditions that day were anything but perfect, but Hayden pushed through the inclement weather to win the age nine-ten category with his great score! I'll be honest: Hayden is already better than me at golf and I'm an adult. I'm not a betting man in any way, but I'm putting some money on the dark horse in this tournament in Hayden Delaloye. If he tackled the Transcona Golf Course with ease, he'll be playing along side the names of McIlroy, Speith, and Furyk soon! Well done, Hayden!

We'll see you on the gold course on July 16! Bring your A-game, golfers!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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