PICTOU – The Pictou bantam A Maripacs have been named host of the 2014 bantam A provincials, which will be held March 21-23.
The Maripacs are coached by Matt Langille, Jenny Ferguson and Ryan Thompson and are made up of boys from Pictou and surrounding area.
Team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault says that the team will need to raise approximately $12,000 between now and the first of March.
"The cost of running a top quality tournament that the kids from all over this province will remember is quite high,” he said. “We have our work cut out for us but with the help of all our great parents we will meet and probably exceed our goals."
The parents will be going into the community to businesses to look for support asking for donations in return the businesses will get advertising on the tournament brochure. Funds will be used to pay for referees, ice time, game awards and tournament individual awards. Also each player will get a souvenir bag filled with goodies.
Anyone wanting more info can contact Tetreault at firstname.lastname@example.org.