TORONTO – A star-studded field of curling celebrities is nearly confirmed for the fourth annual Capital One Celebrity Bonspiel in support of SickKids Foundation, taking place on May 31 and June 1, 2013 at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club.
This unique curling tournament offers participants the chance to play alongside Olympic and world champion competitors. In just three years, the Capital One Celebrity Bonspiel has welcomed over 60 superstar curling athletes from around the world, in addition to some 300 recreational participants and numerous corporate partners.
Returning to the Capital One Celebrity Bonspiel are Rachel Homan and Emma Miskew of Ottawa, the reigning Canadian women’s champions and world bronze medallists, as well as Ryan Fry and both E.J. and Ryan Harnden of Sault Ste. Marie’s Team Brad Jacobs, the reigning Brier champions and world men’s silver medallists.
Also returning are the new world women’s champions from Scotland, Eve Muirhead and Anna Sloan.
New to the event are two members of Sweden’s Team Niklas Edin – Sebastian Kraupp and Viktor Kjall – the reigning world men’s and European champions.
Other stars include Winnipeg skip Mike McEwen and Reid Carruthers of Team Jeff Stoughton, Crystal Webster and Gerri-Lynn Ramsay of Calgary, Heather Smith-Dacey of Halifax, Kaitlyn Lawes of Winnipeg’s Team Jennifer Jones, Olympic Trials-bound Manitoba skip Chelsea Carey, two-time world champion Brent Laing of Team Glenn Howard, Cissi Ostlund and Sara Carlsson of Sweden, Olympians and TV analysts Mike Harris and Richard Hart, and 2012 U.S. men’s skip Heath McCormick.
Thanks to this event, nearly $245,000 has been raised for SickKids Foundation – the fundraising arm of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education.
“Due to limited space and the success of last year’s fundraisers we are asking this year’s participants to have a minimum goal of $500 in funds raised per household,” said event co-chair Jeff Steski. “As in the past, the top 10 fundraisers are recognized and given first opportunity to choose their celebrity skip, and all who raise over $1,000 have the opportunity to choose from the remaining positions.”
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The call for entries is officially underway for the fourth annual Capital One Celebrity Bonspiel in support of SickKids Foundation!
This popular curling tournament is also a charity fundraiser, and is open to people of all skill levels. It takes place May 31 and June 1, 2013 at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, and last year’s mix of celebrity and recreational curling participants teamed with event sponsors to raise an impressive $100,000 for SickKids Foundation.
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Capital One Celebrity Bonspiel rallies curlers of all levels to sweep on behalf of some very special kids
TORONTO – Capital One Canada and the organizing committee for the 2012 Capital One Celebrity Bonspiel have announced that over $100,000 was raised for SickKids Foundation as the final event of the 2012 curling season came to a close on June 2 in Toronto.
Twenty-six celebrity curling skips teamed with nearly 100 other recreational participants at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club to push the total amount of monies raised to more than $243,000 in just three years. Read more
Live television broadcast kicks off 2012 event
CP24 and its popular “Breakfast LIVE EYE” came out bright and early to the 2012 Capital One Celebrity Bonspiel in support of SickKids Foundation!
CP24 Breakfast host Jamie and camera guru Ken arrived at 6:30am on Day One of the event (June 1) accompanied by a bleary-eyed but keen group of Cricket curling members who volunteered for the show. By 7:10am, CP24 was broadcasting live from the Toronto Cricket curling ice to hundreds of thousands of TV viewers in the Greater Toronto Area. Read more
TORONTO – The 2012 Capital One Celebrity Bonspiel in support of SickKids Foundation is pleased to announce the names of the celebrity athletes taking part in the Capital One Rocks & Rings Junior Clinic, as well as the names of two popular curling heroes who have joined the third annual event.
Four celebrity skips will be on the ice on Friday afternoon for the Capital One Rocks & Rings Junior Clinic. This is the third time that the Bonspiel, which begins play Friday evening, has kicked off the weekend with a hands-on curling clinic for Toronto’s young curling hopefuls. Read more