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Celebrity Then And Now
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Curling isn’t exactly a sport that you’d think would draw the attention of a lot of people and draw a lot of money, even if it was for a good cause. However, the people in the Albany area are setting out to prove that wrong, using the sport that’s most popular during the Winter Olympics (and pretty much any time of the year in Canada) as a way to create funds for one of the top charities in the Greater Capital Region.

At the Schenectady Curling Club, more than 100 different people showed up for more than nine hours of matches, with many of them never having curled before. The morning started off bright and early, with the novices getting lessons in how to score points and sweep the ice effectively, learning all of the ins and outs of curling. With that, the event was underway, and was considered a great success and a lot of fun for those involved.

Environment One Corporation ran the event, with the proceeds from entry fees and donations heading to the United Way of the Greater Capital Region. The United Way is frequently one of the highest rated charities, helping in many different causes. Those that are short on resources whether it be in education or health, are able to receive funding from the United way.

“The problems don’t get any easier for us to solve, so to have resources available is critical, and this is a nice shot in the arm for us to be able to continue that work,” United Way regional CEO Peter Gannon said. Eric LaCoppola of Environment One added that “We want to be able to give back to the community, and working with the United Way has been a good method for us.” In just that one day of curling, the event was able to raise more than $10,000 for the United Way, meaning that Curling for a Cause is likely to be an annual event with a lot more participants excited to learn the fun sport in the future.

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