Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - The BIRT Cup, taken under control by the Brandon Bobcats for the first time ever, has raised $29,000 for several sports-related initiatives in the city.
The funds will be split between four different initiatives.
Those include the Boyd Stadium football fields project, the Brandon Boxing Club, the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex and a newly established scholarship award for Brandon University student-athletes.
Brandon University Athletics took over the tournament this year from Bobcat hockey alum Scott Hlady, who ran the BIRT Cup independently for 10 years.
In his first year not running the event, Hlady and his foursome of Dwayne Gylywoychuk, David Anning and Jody Norminton captured the 2018 championship on a count back after finishing in a three-way tie for top spot at 14-under.
The business community extended a huge helping hand to the Bobcats with 70 sponsors supporting the tournament.