Mount Washington Valley Curling Club, Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 2:00-4:30 pm – Ham Ice Arena
The curling club will be holding a Charity Curl-Off to raise money for local charities in late February. The format of the event will feature three sets of natural valley rivals playing against one another in competition on the ice for a large cash prize for the local charity of their choice. The police department will face off against the fire department, Kiwanis Club against Rotarians, and the Conway Daily Sun versus the Radio Station.
Each team will select a local charity to play for, and will work with that charity in a variety of ways to raise pledges for their team. Our goal is for each team to raise at least $1000 for their charity prior to the event. At the same time, the curling club will seek to raise an additional $2000 in sponsorship money; a free-will donation at the door, along with a 50/50 raffle and other fundraising efforts during the event will all be added to the prize money for the winner of the competition.
Teams must consist of new or novice curlers – no ringers allowed. Each team will be assigned a volunteer coach from the curling club, and teams will be given at least one training/instruction opportunity prior to the Curl-Off. Teams will consist of 4-6 players. The three winners from each curling match will advance to the final round, where the winner of the prize money will be determined with a single draw-to-the-button throw with sweepers – closest to the button wins.
While the three rivalry matches are taking place, a fourth sheet of ice will be open and used to introduce any interested spectators to the sport of curling, by allowing them onto the ice for some quick instruction and an opportunity to slide a stone down the full length of the sheet. There will be opportunities to win prizes for anyone landing a stone in the house.
The Curling Club believes this event has the potential to raise significant funds for a number of different Mount Washington Valley charities, while also raising awareness of the sport of curling in our community.
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