A pancake fundraiser has rustled up some extra support for the Neepawa Natives. The community brunch, held on Tuesday, Feb 16 was organized and hosted by Rocky Mountain Equipment. RME is also serving as the game sponsor for the Native’s next home game on Wednesday, Feb. 17, against the Selkirk Steelers.
The lunch featured staff of Rocky Mountain Equipment making pancakes and cooking up sausage, while the players served the public. Donation were also accepted, with the proceeds going to support the team. There were also door prizes contributed by RME for those in attendance.
Rocky Mountain Equipment branch sales manager Shawn Compton said they see the value of having the team in the community and are proud to support them in this manner.
“We try to support events and sports of all types in every community that we’re a part of. This is another example of that. We’re a Builder sponsor of the Neepawa Natives and this pancake breakfast is just another way to support the club. It’s part of our game day sponsorship. Just a way to entice people to come out to the games and support the team,” said Compton.
Neepawa head coach Jim Fuyarchuk said the team is thankful to the fans and RME for their unwavering support.
“It’s great to see the turnout. It’s fantastic. We’re thankful to the fans for coming out, having a meal and just being supportive of the players. We’re also thankful to Rocky Mountain who hosted this event. They have been great supporter of the team for so long. It’s just been a real good day.” noted Fuyarchuk.
About a hundred people were able to attend the community pancake brunch and just under $650 was raised. As for the RME sponsored game, it gets underway at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Anyone interested in getting a puck for the ‘Chuck a Puck” intermission, can still do so before the game.