Second annual Curl for Easter Seals Kids raises over $15,000

Curlers enjoying the first annual Curl for Easter Seals Kids event. Photo via Easter Seals.

Earlier this month, Easter Seals Ontario held its second annual Curl for Easter Seals Kids event, and it was a “resounding success” according to organizers.

On Saturday, Mar. 2, 2024, curlers of all abilities, ages 18 and up, came together at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club for a day of friendly competition and fundraising in support of Easter Seals Ontario programs and services, according to a release from Easter Seals Ontario. The event raised over $15,000 in support of children and youth with physical disabilities in the Kingston community and across the province.

Organizers shared that highlights of the event included a delicious lunch, an auction table, and a participant’s draw, followed by a ceremony with desserts and a chance for curlers to celebrate their accomplishments, receive prizes and recognition for their curling and fundraising efforts, as well as the opportunity to meet newly announced Kingston Regional Ambassador, Dawson.

“We are thrilled with the success of Curl for Easter Seals Kids and grateful for the support of everyone involved,” said Linda Clouthier, Community Engagement Officer at Easter Seals Ontario within Southeastern Ontario. “Thanks to the generosity of our participants, sponsors, and volunteers, we raised over $15,000 that will help empower children and youth with physical disabilities to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.”

According to the release, the success of the event was due in large part to the tireless efforts of the volunteers who helped make the day run smoothly as well as the exceptional staff at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club and CEO Daniel Beauregard who both supported and played in the event. The organization shared a heartfelt thank you to event Chairman, Ken Thompson, a supporter of Easter Seals Ontario for over 25 years, a Rotarian and curler extraordinaire!

Easter Seals also extended a “massive thank you” to the sponsors of Curl for Easter Seals Kids; Titanium Transportation Ltd., the title sponsor of the event; KW Inspire; Exclusive Cooling; as well as Rotary Club of Kingston and its members, many of whom participated in the event.

“Our sincere thanks to the many participants, volunteers, and Easter Seals Ontario families who attended and helped make the day a success,” the organization expressed.

More event information on the event is available at Curl for Easter Seals Kids – Easter Seals Ontario.

Since 1922, Easter Seals Ontario has been a leading provider of programs and services for children and youth with physical disabilities. The organization is a registered charity committed to empowering individuals with physical disabilities to reach their full potential and make their own positive impact on the world, according to the release.

Easter Seals offers a wide range of programs and services, including mobility and accessibility equipment funding, accessible summer camps, post-secondary scholarships, youth ambassadors, and advocacy and public awareness. According to the organization, Easter Seals is only able to provide these programs thanks to the generous support of its donors and sponsors. For more information or to donate, visit EasterSeals.org.

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