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Brian Enns and his son (left) with Earl Funk of Earl's Meat Market (middle), and Lorie Lenchyshyn (right). (Photo courtesy: Adi Loewen)

Local Business supporting Pistons’ billet families

One local business is going above and beyond to help out the outstanding network of billet families associated with the Steinbach Pistons.

Earl’s Meat Market is donating 2 pounds of meat to the billets for every goal the Pistons score this season. During the last home game against the Dauphin Kings, they dropped off some donations of meat on the ice as the Pistons recognized two billet families; Tony and Lorie Lenchyshyn, and Brian and Brandy Enns.

“It’s more than hockey,” owner Earl Funk said. “It’s the positive role models that the billet families are trying to be with the players that come into our community. For me it’s win-win, and that why I support the billet families.”

The Lenchyshyns are in their first year of billeting with the Pistons, and they host their son Jack Lenchyshyn, plus captain Braden Purtill. The Enns’ are in their second year of billeting, and they host Matt Radomsky.

With the regular season complete, Earl’s has donated 584 pounds of meat to all of the Pistons’ billet families.

Son Evan Funk noted that these billets help the players to get involved the community. “Whether on the ice or off the ice, (getting involved) is good character development and that is something that we can get behind.”

The Pistons thank their Billet Community and Earl’s Meat Market for supporting what our program does on and off the ice.