CURLING ACROSS THE NATION
100 GAMES IN 100 DIFFERENT CLUBS
Ron Swan is slowly becoming a household name as he is attempting to curl in 100 sponsored games in 100 different clubs across the Nation.
His journey began in October in Winnipeg with efforts to help raise money for his own hometown curling club in Harvey Station New Brunswick. After calling a list of clubs last July to schedule games to play, he has gathered far more attention about his cause than he would ever have believed. Including a segment on the morning television show; Canada AM. Members of his community have also grasped his energy with a fierce amount of pride seeking sponsors for every game he plays. All money that is raised will go directly towards the 53 year old club and its repairs.
This past weekend, Mr. Swan was invited to play in the King Country Invitational hosted by the Men’s League at the King Curling Club. His game in Schomberg was the second game for the day as he played one in Bradford in the morning, then completed his day with a 3rd game in Scarborough later that evening. Mr. Swan who has a cousin that lives in Schomberg and who hasn’t seen in many years was able to visit in between games as the two travelled together for the day.
Mr. Swan, a very humble man hopes that what he is doing will also shine some light and create more of an interest in the sport of curling. With many older clubs being shut down he says it is “vital” to help promote curling and get the younger generation involved in a sport that has minimal costs to join and can be played from an early age and well into the senior ages…unlike many other sports.
King Curling Club Men’s League is proud to support Mr. Swan’s ambitious efforts with a generous donation on Ron’s behalf and wish him and his club best of luck in the club’s repairs. Relatively a new club them-selves, King Curling too was fortunate to receive aid in financial support from various local, Regional, Provincial and Federal funding platforms. The King Curling Club is pleased to “pay it forward” and wish everyone good curling in Harvey Station. It was an honour to have Mr. Swan join us in our bonspiel.
Anyone wanting to follow Ron on his “Curling Across the Nation” mission can visit him on Facebook and make a donation to his worthy cause.