There's no surprise to how important the annual Grow Project is to the Dauphin Kings and it has wrapped up for another year.
The organization's land down Industrial Road was combined on Tuesday afternoon after a rainy start to the day.
"Things turned out pretty good," said Rae Csversko. "We had four combines and three trucks turn out so that's amazing. I think the yield is going to be really good as well."
Roughly $54,000 was put into the team's account after last year's crop. This year's yield of soybeans surprised Rae and the crew and at the end of the day, Rae is hoping $45,000-$55,000 can be put in the account.
"We have some really good land here thanks to our lease with the RM and the City," said Csversko. "Every last cent of what's going to go to the bank is needed desperately."
Gary Sydor is a big part of the operation every year. He was out with a combine on Tuesday as this year's project is officially in the books. Looking forward to next year, the team will be planting canola. The five-year lease will enter year four next spring.
"Things went really well. We also have to thank all of our suppliers, all of the seed was free," said Sydor. "We couldn't do it without our supporters, without them, we would be dead in the water. This grow project really is huge for the organization."
In other Kings news, don't forget that the team's home opener is coming up on Friday evening at 7:30 inside of Credit Union Place. You are being reminded to head to the rink early for a light show ahead of a battle with Waywayseecappo. It's also a chance for fans to check out what Vincent Nardone can do for the first time.