Brandon Wheat Kings

Brandon, MB. — While it may be close to selling out, the Brandon Wheat Kings have announced that there are still a limited number of tickets remaining for the 2012 CKLQ Sportsman’s Dinner, scheduled for Thursday, February 9th in the Keystone Centre’s UCT Pavillion.

The Dinner, which was first held in 1959 at the Brandon Armory and featured the likes of former major league baseball star Lefty Gomez and Chicago Blackhawks scoring star Bill Mosienko, is held annually to raise money for the hockey club’s Scholarship Foundation.

As of Friday morning, over six hundred tickets had been sold for this year’s event, which will feature Canadian Football League Hall of Famer Michael “Pinball” Clemons.

Joining Clemons on stage this year will be comedians Kelly Taylor and Big Daddy Tazz, who will serve as this year’s master of ceremonies.

In addition to the entertainment, the evening will feature a Celebrity Sports Auction – both Live and Silent – and will feature a number of great items.

Among the items that will be available on Thursday is a Winnipeg Jets prize package that includes a pair of tickets to the Saturday, February 25th game against Ryan Reaves and the St. Louis Blues, hotel accommodations at the Viscount Gort, a framed photo of the Jets’ 2011 Home Opener vs. Montreal at the MTS Centre and an autographed jersey from former Brandon Wheat King right-winger Eric Fehr.

Other items include autographed jerseys from Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg Jets), Brayden Schenn (Philadelphia Flyers), Mike Richards (Los Angeles Kings), Jordan Eberle (Edmonton Oilers), Keith Aulie (Toronto), a Team Canada World Junior Hockey Championship jersey autographed by Wheat Kings’ captain Mark Stone as well as a Maple Leafs jersey signed by Hockey Hall of Famer Doug Gilmour.

In addition to the jerseys, there is a Mark Stone autographed WJHC framed photo, a Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ helmet signed by quarterback Buck Pierce as well as framed photo of Hockey’s Royal Family – the Howes. The photo is signed by Gordie, Mark and Marty Howe. A former Philadelphia Flyer, Mark joined his father in the Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2011.

For ticket information be sure to call the Wheat Kings’ office at 726-3535 or email rickdillabough@wheatkings.com