Everyone likes a birthday party.
The Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Area are marking a special milestone – the centennial anniversary with a ‘100th Birthday Celebration’ theme for their annual Curl for Kids Sake fundraiser Saturday, February 2 at the Ingersoll Curling Club and Saturday, February 9 at the Tillsonburg Curling Club.
“It’s a fun-filled day for people to come out and support the agency by curling two six-end games,” said Deb Landon, Executive Director for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Area. “It’s also a great way for people to be introduced to the sport - you don’t have to be an experienced curler to participate.”
A total of 16 teams can participate in each event. There are two draws, eight teams per draw. Each team must have four members and there is a minimum pledge of $500 per team for the event.
Curlers are welcome to show their team spirit.
“We always have a theme for our events, and this year it’s the 100th anniversary for Big Brothers Big Sisters across Canada, so we’re doing the 100th birthday celebration theme for all of our events this year,” said Landon.
“It’s going to be one big birthday party.”
Each event begins at 10 a.m. and finishes at 4:30 p.m. In addition to curling, there will also be a hot lunch and coffee and doughnuts provided, a team photo, door prizes, and a cash bar available.
“There are prizes given to everybody that participated and there’s also prizes for the top individual fundraisers and the top fundraising team,” said Landon. “And we have a couple of raffles as well.”
There are three major fundraisers for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Area throughout the year, beginning with the Curl for Kids Sake each February.
Once again, Scotiabank in Tillsonburg is the Diamond sponsor for this year’s event.
“It’s just a fun time and it’s for a great cause – the money goes towards our mentoring programs that we provide in the community,” said Landon. “We serviced approximately 250 children in 2012.
“They can sponsor a team or sponsor an individual, and even if there is one person who wants to curl but doesn’t have a team, they can call us and we’ve got individuals who are looking to be on a team,” said Landon. “This is a great way for people to support us.”
People wishing to register a team for the 2013 Curl for Kids Sake or seek more information can call (519) 485-1801 or (519) 842-8542 or visit www.sharethefun.org.