Curl for a Cause 2019 raises $53,472 for local charities

Charitable donation – Curl For A Cause held March 23 donated $53,472 to six local charities. On May 25 members of the committee presented a combined cheque to six charities. Committee members included, left, Laura Hoffer and her children, Tony Saretta, Barb Murray, Joan Hawkins, Ginny Warren, Wanda Turner, and John K. Campbell; Chris Mudge, Bob Hook, Bob Fleischauer and chair Bruce Hawkins, Adam and Dana Thatcher.

“We chose to make the presentation at Thatcher Farms this year because for many years Dana and Adam Thatcher have supported our event by donating all the meat ingredients for the over 120 curlers and support personnel who enjoy lunch at our event on the day of the bonspiel each year,” Hawkins said. He added Adam’s father, Al served on the committee for many years. “We appreciate the generosity of not only these good folks, but to the other 228 businesses in our community who continue to support our efforts to make life just a little better for those less fortunate who live in our community.”

Over the past 14 years, Curl For A Cause has raised and donated $495,930 to charities that work to improve lives in the community. This year $53,472 was raised.  “We appreciate and honour all who have helped make our event such a resounding success. Many thanks to all who curled and collected pledges, to all who donated to our silent and online auctions, to those who purchased advertising on our T-shirts or in our event program and to everyone else who worked in any way to help, including the public who supported our cause. Great job folks, and please be proud of your part,” Hawkins added.  Submitted photo