GREETINGS AND WELCOME TO THE
23ND ANNUAL KURLING FOR KIDS TOURNAMENT
On behalf of the Kurling for Kids Executive Committee, the volunteers, the curlers, fundraisers and especially the thousands of children who will benefit from your support, we invite you to channel your inner Superhero and join us for K4K 2020. From humble beginnings of $6,628 in our first year (1999), we set a fundraising record of $455,000 in 2019!!! In our first twenty-two years we have raised over $4 million for the Montreal Children’s and CHU Sainte-Justine’s hospital funds. And this year is an extremely special year as K4K is pleased to announce a new partnership with two organizations in the Sherbrooke area. New additions to the K4K family include the Sherbrooke Curling Club and the Fondation du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS).
2020 was a challenging year as we ended up cancelling our main event of curling scheduled to take place on March 28, 2020 due to the pandemic. All corporate events were also cancelled as well as any in-person affiliate events on our behalf. However we are very proud to say that despite all of the hardships everyone was living through, Kurling for Kids was still able to raise an amazing amount of $225,000. As well we were able to add 4 new children's hospitals to the Kurling for Kids family as funds were also raised for the following new hospitals and foundations:
- Fondation du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS)
- SickKids Hospital in Toronto
- Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
- Fondation SSS de Manicouagan
This was the first step in what we hope will be the trend for many years as Kurling for Kids looks to expand and continue to add more children's hospitals across Canada until we are raising funds for all of them! The way our fundraising works is that all funds raised in a region would go to the children's hospital in that region. So funds stay local and you can rest assured that all funds you collect will go to your closest children's hospital.