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$68,083 for Sick Kids

Hey hey, the gang was all there

TORONTO – The donations continue to arrive as a final first-year total of $68,083 was announced for the Capital One Charity Bonspiel in support of SickKids Foundation.

24 celebrity curling skips joined 72 other curling fundraisers in early June for the inaugural event, which will return next year on June 2-4, 2011 at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club.

Donations that continue to be collected will go toward next year’s event fundraising total. Contributors are invited to send an inquiry email to:

The list of curling superstars who appeared at the event included world champions Glenn Howard (Coldwater, ON) and Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg, MB) and their teammates; world champion Randy Ferbey (Edmonton, AB) as well as 2006 Olympic champion Brad Gushue (St. John’s, NL) and the 2010 Olympic sensation from the United Kingdom, Eve Muirhead (Blair Atholl, Scotland).

Who else do you recognize in the photo above? (click on image to increase size)

Information on the June 2011 event will be posted to the event website in the coming months. Apparently inquiries are coming from as far as Texas. Who might that be, we wonder?

[The Curling News photo by Anil Mungal]