Get Ready to Curl
Curling for Kids
HowardCenter's 5th annual Curling Challenge
March 15, Saturday
South Burlington, VT
Want to help raise money for Curling for Kids but don't want to curl? It's easy! Just visit our fundraising website and select "Join as an indiviual" to set up a fundraising page that you can easily share with friends and family. ALL fundraisers (curlers and non-curlers) are eligible to win one of these fantastic prizes.
First Place Individual Fundraiser:
Jay Peak: Two-night stay for four people with golf
Second Place Individual Fundraiser:
Trapp Family Lodge: One-night stay for two with dinner, breakfast and use of all facilities
Top Fundraising Team:
Gift certificates to Dedalus Wine Shop, Ice House Restaurant, Shanty on the Shore, Ski Rack, A Single Pebble
Additional fun prizes will be awarded (sorry, curlers only) for the best team name, best team costume, and best team spirit. For more information about Curling for Kids: NMitchell@howardcenter.org
Why We're Curling for Kids
We’re Curling for Kids to help raise money for programs that support thousands of children, teens, and their parents who benefit from crisis and counseling services, education, and advocacy. One program is our Community Friends Mentoring program which matches children and youth with caring adult mentors. Last year Community Friends matched and supported 100 mentor pairs. Here's a video interview with one youth and his mentor.
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