During a time of gloomy news, the Neepawa Natives have some good news to share. The Junior “A” hockey club’s annual cash lottery was selling tickets really well when the health regulations started to restrict travel and other activities across the province. As a result, the lottery was rescheduled from March to May 31.
“The good news is that tickets were selling well and the three for $250 packs all sold out.” Even more good news, team president Ken Waddell said, “People can still buy a ticket until May 28 at 12 noon. There are still $100 tickets left and lots of 50/50 tickets left. The 50/50 pot now stands at $11,700.” Waddell explained that anyone who has already bought a ticket, or who buys one from now until May 28 at noon, can buy as many 50/50 tickets as they would like.
The team’s board and lottery ticket committee will be starting up phone calls again soon and prospective ticket purchasers can phone 1-888-436-4242.
The team hopes that when the May 31 draw date comes around, they can hold a big FanFest celebration. Boston Pizza is booked already. At FanFest, the $25,000 in prizes plus the 50/50 will be given away. New player signings will be announced and, hopefully, the Toronto Blue Jays baseball trip prize for season ticket purchasers can be awarded at the same time.
The Neepawa Natives board and General Manager and Head Coach Ken Pearson have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare for the 2020-21 MJHL hockey season and if all goes well, FanFest will be a great start to the new season.