It was a weekend of home games for the Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings, with the Humboldt Broncos coming to town on Friday, and the Battlefords North Stars on Saturday. The Red Wings would put up two big efforts, earning a win on Friday 5-4 over Humboldt before losing 4-3 to the Battlefords.
Some special events were included in those games, and Friday was the annual KidSport game.
"We took stock of what the Red Wings have done through KidSport," said Office and Public Relations Manager and BIG 106's Voice of the Wings, Nick Nielsen.
"Along with SaskEnergy's network of plumbing and heating businesses, all 12 teams in the SJHL have partnered with KidSport for the last eight seasons," he noted. "For every goal scored on home ice, SaskEnergy donates $20 to KidSport to help make sure every kid gets a chance to play hockey."
Last year, he said the Red Wings contributed $1,400 to KidSport, and have contributed $20,180.24 in total over the eight seasons.
"We also honoured our volunteer of the year, Melissa Lebersback. She's one of the team's physiotherapists who helps evaluate our players' injuries and advises them on how they can get their bodies back into top form after being out for a bit. She donates her time and services to the team," Nielsen commended.
Then, on Saturday, the Wings held their Field of Dreams Appreciation night.
"[This was] to say thanks to the farmers and businesses that donated both their time and product to make our field work for the next year."
He said the farmers were treated to supper along with giving them free access to our VIP room in Room D," Nielsen shared.
Jerry Mainil's (specifically Dustin and Dennis) cultivated the land for the Wings to start the year. Spraying was done by Jason Johnston, Terry Benning, as well as Jeff and Dave May, and Precision Ag donated chemical as did Corteva Agriscience. Norm McFadden both seeded and fertilized, South Country Equipment (Specifically Duane Nicholas) combined the field, Stu McLeod from Grain Belt Transport hauled the crop to the terminal, Jason Stewart from P&H checked the crop for us and advised us throughout the year.
The farmland was supplied by Scott Pohl and family and Richardson Pioneer gave them the best price possible for wheat and made a donation on top of that.