The Martensville Community Recreation Project (MCRP) will once again be hosting the ever popular 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament this year. For the past five years, this tournament has been a major fundraiser for the group of volunteers that have been working hard to help raise funds to have a new multi-purpose facility constructed in Martensville.
“Five years ago we took over the tournament from Dalmeny and each year it has been a sell out with approximately 350 participants. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and all proceeds, less expenses, go towards funding a new recreation facility within the community,” MCRP Tournament Director Joe Garchinski explained.
Not only does the tournament see support from the community when it comes to participants, but the MCRP also receives massive support from the business community. “It really is incredible to see all of the businesses come on board and support us over the years. It wouldn’t be possible without them behind us,” Garchinski added. This year, the event title sponsor is BN Steel & Metals Inc.
The 3 on 3 tournament will run from August 25th until September 15th at the Martensville Sports Centre with each participant getting a guaranteed seven games to compete in for $195/player. Every participant will receive a T-shirt at the end of the tournament.
This year’s tournament is already 85% sold out; however there are still spots available in the Novice, Bantam and 15+ Midget divisions. For those that would still like to participate, there is the option of signing on as a spare player. In the event that a regular spot player is unable to make a scheduled game, they contact the Spare Coordinator, who will in turn contact players that have registered on the spare list. “I have opened up the divisions so that a player can play up a division if they are interested in testing out their skills at an older age group. This also means that skilled initiation players can play in the novice 3 on 3 division,” Garchinski said.
The MCRP currently has approximately 12 active members on the board who will be donating their time to help ensure the tournament is once again a success; however, Garchinski noted that they are always happy to accept additional help. “For anyone that wants to donate some time, we are always looking for help whether it be for the 3 on 3 tournament, our spring hockey draft, the 80s cabaret in October, or any of the other fundraisers that are held throughout the year. Extra people are always appreciated.”
To register for the tournament, visit www.martensville3on3.goalline.ca. For more information, contact Joe Garchinski at (306) 270-7389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.