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Recipients chosen for funding from Barry Trotz Day

The amounts have yet to be determined, but the recipients have been chosen.
The money raised from Barry Trotz Day when the Stanley Cup-winning coach brought Lord Stanley’s Mug to the City of Sunshine will be distributed to nine organizations.
The Dauphin Kings, Dauphin Minor Hockey, Whitmore School Playground Project, Dauphin Hospital Foundation, Dauphin Senior Centre, Parkland Residential and Vocational Services Inc., St. Paul’s Personal Care Home, Dauphin Personal Care Home and Dauphin and District Community Foundation for the purpose of establishing an annual scholarship, will all receive some of the money raised during Barry Trotz Day in August.
Almost $160,000 was raised, Aug. 22, when Trotz brought the Stanley Cup to Dauphin after guiding the Washington Capitals to the National Hockey League championship in the spring.
In a video announcing the recipients, Trotz thanked the community for its support.
“I want to thank everybody who came out and made that day very special,” he said.
When deciding on the recipients, Trotz had a couple of pillars in mind when it came to handing out the funds.
“One was with kids in mind to give back to the community. Seniors for their needs, minor hockey. I want to do something for the Dauphin Kings. That’s where I got my start,” he said.
“And a lasting gift, a scholarship that we wanted to create.”
The organizing committee will work with Trotz’s parents Ernie and Iris in the coming weeks to present cheques to the recipients.
Trotz fondly remembers the day he brought the Stanley Cup to Dauphin.
“Just as the Cup brought some brightness to our town, to everybody, I’m so happy to say I’m from Dauphin. And, hopefully, we can bring a Cup back. And I want to thank you for all your support. Hopefully, you had a fun day and, hopefully, we can do it again,” he said.

Doug Zywina