Big news is about to be revealed with regard to the new celebrity/charity curling event scheduled for June 4-5 in Toronto (see previous post).
The Curling News has learned that the phenom from Scotland – 2010 Olympian and world silver medallist Eve Muirhead – has been added to the roster of skips.
Muirhead and 2009 world junior champion teammate Anna Sloan will both be jetting across the Atlantic to the event, which supports the SickKids Foundation.
The pair join a field including Brad Gushue, Randy Ferbey and three-quarters of teams Jennifer Jones, Glenn Howard and Brad Jacobs, plus many more.
Muirhead is en route to this weekend’s legendary Bavarian Open Mixed in Oberstdorf, Germany and could not be reached for comment.
Co-organizer Peter Steski played coy, saying “We have a few exciting announcements still to come about this event.”
It will be Muirhead’s third trip to the Greater Toronto Area since last fall. In September, her British Olympic squad captured the Ontario Curling Tour Championship at Oakville, and in October her team returned to win the inaugural Three Nations Cup event at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre.
For a quick look at the extent of the young starlet’s growing fame, check this out.
[Eve Muirhead photo by Anil Mungal, copyright 2010 The Curling News]