Curling for Compassion
Curling for Compassion raises awareness and funds to support the ALS community. Twelve teams of five compete at this amazing community event. Each team is required to pay a registration fee of $1,000 to secure their spot; payment can be made by donating to any team member or mailing a check to P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574. For more information about curling view the participant’s guide. Email Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
7:00 am – 8:30 am Setup and Registration
8:00 am – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 am First Draw – 4 end games – 6 teams
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Second Draw – 4 end Games – 6 teams
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch – Deli Sandwiches, Chowder, Cookies
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Third Draw – 4 end Games – 6 teams
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Finals
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Raffle and Silent Auction
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Finals Results and Awards Presentation
What to Wear
All equipment is provided but participants should dress in layers and BRING WITH YOU…DO NOT WEAR… clean, rubber-soled shoes. The ice hates dirt. Teams should have at least five trained players to provide flexibility, though four compete in a game.
You will be assigned two experienced members as trainers. They will also be your coaches during the game. You should plan on two training sessions with your teammates, each lasting about 1 ½ to 2 hours. However, once you get into it, you may find you are enjoying it so much that you want more. You will find your trainers very helpful and interested in your training and the event.
Event Day Details
Plan on the full day for the event, as you will play at least two games, each lasting about 1 ½ hours. Your first game will be at either 9 or 10:30 AM, the second at either 12:30 or 2 PM. Lunch will be served at the club for a small fee. The scoring is by a point system, so you may not know if you are in the finals until after your second game. Of the 12 teams participating, 6 will be in the finals at 3:30 PM. In the great Scottish tradition, finalists will be taken down the ice by a piper, and then offered a “wee dram” or soft drink and wished “good curling.” You are encouraged to invite friends to come and cheer you on. There will be raffle prizes. Some teams provide team shirts, hats or other identifying equipment. However, this is not necessary. Teams usually come up with a special team name. For example, one of the churches has created the name “Rocks of Ages.”
About Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS)
All proceeds of Curling for Compassion will benefit Compassionate Care ALS.
Compassionate Care ALS is a non-profit organization with a mission to support people diagnosed with ALS, their families and communities as they navigate the physical and emotional complexities associated with the disease. The organization provides resources including equipment, educational workshops, Medicare/Medicaid assistance, guidance and awareness in living with ALS, caregiving, and end-of-life issues.