If you enjoy playing the sport of curling — believed to be one of the world’s oldest team sports, originating in the 16th century in Scotland and northern Europe — you can indulge your love of the game while helping to support healthcare in the Peterborough region by registering for the GPHSF Charity Bonspiel.
Presented by GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation in partnership with Imprinted Apparel Store, the fundraising event takes place on Saturday, January 21st at the Peterborough Curling Club at 2195 Lansdowne Street.
“We are really excited to launch this new fundraising event in partnership with Imprinted Apparel Store,” says GPHSF executive director Vince Bierworth. “Funds raised from this event with continue our mission to broaden health equity and access to healthcare for the residents in Peterborough City and County as well as Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations.”
The registration fee of $300 per team of four includes a guaranteed two games, breakfast and lunch, and a $60 tax receipt. You can register at gphsf.ca/events/gphsfcharitybonspiel/.
Participants will also have the opportunity to win a share of $1,000 in prizes provided by Imprinted Apparel Store and $500 in prizes provided by Goldline (including new shoes, new brooms, custom team jackets, broom bags, safety head wear, gloves, broom heads, grippers, and more) and to participate in The Ruttle Group $100 Curl-The-Button Challenge. There will also be trivia challenges, raffle draws, and many other opportunities to win prizes.
“Funds raised will support our partnership with the Peterborough Family Health Team, along with many other community organizations we work with,” Bierworth says.
With spots for only 24 teams available, the event is expected to sell out quickly. The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 13th.
Participants should have some experience with the game and should also have their own equipment. On-ice training for beginners will not be provided.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event. If you would like to become a sponsor, contact Vince Bierworth at email@example.com or 705-740-8074 ext. 300.
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