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Manitou Tigers Named Regional Finalists for Annual Good Deeds Cup

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Manitou Tigers Named Regional Finalists for Annual Good Deeds Cup

Until Wednesday, February 24, 2021, you can cast your vote in the 2021 running of the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. In the running as the Manitoban regional finalist is the U-13 Manitou Tigers.

Close geographical neighbours of the Pilot Mound Hockey Academy, the Tigers are hopeful to move on from the Round of 11 to being including in the top-three finalists (to which each team included would receive a $5K prize for their proposed ‘good deed’). However, the only way to see that happen is to have the Manitoba hockey community cast votes in their direction.

To vote for the U-13 Manitou Tigers, follow the steps at the link listed below: https://gooddeedscup.chevrolet.ca/manitoutigers.html

According to the official submission video posted by the Tigers, the team would use its potential winnings to help out with the ‘Door Project’. Players on the team spoke of the importance of the elderly citizens in their community and in local group residences. As a way of bringing more cheer to those living in COVID-19 related isolation, players plan to help paint the doors of local living establishments.

“Seniors are lonely due to the pandemic,” one Manitou Tigers player says in the submission video. “If we won, we could donate the money to the Door Project so they always know where home is.”

“The Door Project brings joy to all the residents and colours down the halls of their home,” another Tigers player adds. “Only about a quarter of the doors have been finished so far. We would like to help finish the rest.”

The players have since vowed to help out their families with chores and daily activities around their houses, while being sure to stay home during the current public health order. The top-three vote-getters of the 11 regional finalists will be announced on March 20, 2021. Further voting will then ensue to see who walks away with the $100K grand prize.

Manitoba was home to the 2017-18 Good Deeds Cup champions, The Pas Huskies, who helped save a local shelter from closing just before the holiday season. Last year’s winner was the Northeast Eagles of Newfoundland. Winnipeg’s Southwest Kings finished as a finalist.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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