ESTEVAN - A couple of local organizations will benefit from a crop that was grown near the Estevan Regional Airport this summer.
A cheque for $58,473.39 was presented to the Estevan Curling Club and the committee for the 2022 Centennial Cup national junior A hockey championship on Tuesday afternoon. The two organizations will split the proceeds.
This was the second and final year for the crop fundraiser.
Also involved in the cheque presentation were the City of Estevan, Redhead Equipment and Richardson Pioneer, who are partners on the project. Nearly 300 acres of hard red spring wheat were grown and harvested this year.
Estevan Curling Club manager Pauline Ziehl Grimsrud said that after all the expenses were paid, the fundraiser generated $88,363.94 over the two years, so each group will receive more than $44,000.
She thanked the different partners for their support.
“This couldn’t have gone any better,” said Ziehl Grimsrud. “We are just totally, totally thrilled with how it went.”
This year’s crop raised more than last year, she said, because the price of the commodity was so high.
Greg Hoffort, who co-chairs the Centennial Cup committee alongside Cory Prokop and Josh Biggs, said the donations have a significant impact on the Centennial Cup.