Brettzky Hockey Challenge
2nd Annual Brettzky Hockey Challenge will be hosted at the Viking Carena Complex from June 16 – 19, 2016, in support of KidSport Alberta, an organization that helps kids get the chance to play a sport they love or would love to try. Brett and the Sutter family are delighted to bring this tournament to their hometown.
“Last year was a great success. With the funds raised we were able to help 80 kids participate in hockey across Alberta. With this year’s efforts, we hope to shoot way past those numbers!” said Brett Sutter. Ten teams will participate in this year’s three-day challenge. Last year, more than 150 guests came out to show their support and an incredible $14,075 was raised for KidSport Alberta from their inaugural event.
This tournament is critical to continue helping with the growing demand on KidSport resources. Brett Sutter, KidSport Alberta and the Town of Viking are hopeful this year’s event will build on last year’s successes. The Brettzky Hockey Challenge was created by Brett Sutter, who wanted to do his part to help more kids get into hockey.
Council and Administration are extremely excited about this amazing opportunity for the community of Viking. The tournament will coincide with the annual Viking in the Streets Festival. The opportunity to not only promote our vibrant community and festival to the many players, families and spectators that will be attending the tournament but also support a tournament for such a wonderful cause does not come along very often. The Vikings in the Streets Festival is a two-day family focused festival celebrating the Scandinavian heritage of the Town of Viking.
“Having an event like this in Viking highlights the hockey tradition our nation has grown to show the world and our community and area has fostered with pride,” said David Zayonce, Mayor of Viking, “Our pride is solidified being the “Home of the Sutter’s” and also the determination of a novice player filled with the excitement of scoring their first goal.” Erin Bilawchuk, Executive Director, KidSport Alberta said, “Last year KidSport helped more that 1,000 kids in Alberta get into hockey alone. With the support of individuals like Brett Sutter and family – we will be able to surpass that number in 2016!”