Planning continues for Thunder alumni tournament

Submitted to The Local Press
We are just over 10 weeks away from our First Annual Senior Thunder Alumni Tournament. The tournament is a three-day event, March 24 to 26, made up of 112 players on eight different teams.
Our Captains, Randy Keller, Blaine Keller, Don Mackin, Scott Martineau, Kirby Watt, Clayton Watt, Scott Egger and Landon Flynn, hosted a mini-hockey draft on Dec. 29, where they drafted eight goalies and 96 players onto there teams. We tried to make the teams as fair as possible, and just want everyone to come out and have some fun!
All money raised from this tournament will be donated back to local groups within our community. We will be asking local groups to fill out a short survey requesting money. We are looking for groups who are needing a little bit of extra help.
We will go through the surveys, pick some groups to help support, then after the tournament we will disburse the money.
Within the next few weeks we will have Thunder Alumni selling Progressive 50/50, and Hockey Bag booze raffle tickets. These tickets and tournament apparel will also be available for pre order.
This will be on our Facebook page at “Claresholm Thunder Alumni Charity Hockey Tournament”. Check it out.
Admission for the tournament is a food bank donation or a cash donation to go towards our local food bank.
We will have a silent auction and a bar in the upstairs of the arena throughout the weekend as well. We encourage everyone to come down, watch some fun hockey, check the silent auction items out and have a beverage. New Fox will be open all weekend serving their delicious food!
If you are interested in donating please e-mail us at and we can send you a sponsor letter with all the information.
The support so far has been amazing and we appreciate all the help and support from individuals, local businesses and groups so far.
You are all truly incredible!
Watch the coming weeks for Senior Thunder recaps and tournament information!