Hartnell and MacArthur Back in the Border City
Two Lloydminster natives are back in Border City today, in time for the 2nd annual charity golf tournament. On Tuesday, Philadelphia Flyers left winger Scott Hartnell along with Toronto Maple Leaf Clarke MacArthur were out on the town at a charity barbecue at Fountain Tire with proceeds going to the Lloydminster and District SPCA. Later on, they will make a stop at the Servus Sports Centre for an autograph signing session.
Scott Hartnell says both he and MacArthur are excited to be back for the sold-out event. “It’s pretty cool for Clarke and I to come back and spend a couple days here,” he says, adding he is looking forward to the rest of the events, which in addition to the day of golf includes a dinner banquet, entertainment and live and silent auctions.
Many of their NHL counterparts are making their way to town for Wednesday’s day-long event. Some of this year's celebrities include Luke and Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Nick Schultz, Jarrett Stoll and Braden Holtby.
In 2011, the event raised over $200,000 for various local organizations and charities. MacArthur says he's not surprised with how successful last year's event was and is hoping this year's event will be even better. “We try to take a few of the glitches we had last year out,” he says. “The amount of money we made last year here was great and we’re hoping to exceed that again this year.”
Money from this year's classic will go to various local organizations including the Bea Fisher Centre, the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation, the Lloydminster M-S Society, Midwest Food, the Lloydminster Chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Lloydminster United Way.