- February 21, 2019
- Posted by: ckha
- Category: News
CHATHAM, ON (Thursday, February 21, 2019) – On Saturday, February 9, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) hosted the 8th Annual Charity Curling Classic at the Sydenham Community Curling Club in Wallaceburg. Sixteen highly energetic teams participated and together, the community raised more than $13,500 to help with the purchase of a new transport defibrillator for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA).
“People in Wallaceburg and across our municipality truly care about community health care and their local hospital, and that passion shone through today,” says Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “A big thank you goes out to all of our volunteers, committee members, participants, sponsors and donors for their generosity and for helping make the day a special one for our community.”
For the first time, this year’s attendees were treated to the sounds of Al Kominek, whose music filled the curling club throughout the day. Participants were also treated to lunch, dinner, a silent auction and 50-50 draw, and prizes for the top teams and top fundraisers. The ultimate winner of the bonspiel was the Negrave-Van Arkel team, and the top fundraising team, as well as the top individual fundraiser, were both from TekSavvy Solutions.
The Foundation was also pleased to have new partners in 2019, including Cavanagh Funeral Homes, which not only provided a sponsorship but donated the wine that was served during dinner. Other new partners included Aarkel Tool and Die, Dowler-Karn, North Kent Mutual Insurance, JFK Chartered Accountants, Riversite Realty, and Tim Horton’s in Dresden. Kevin Wise – Express Yourself, a hair salon in Wallaceburg, also very generously donated a large portion of the door prizes and auction items for the event.
“On behalf of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation and the Board of Directors, I want to say how grateful we are to our loyal supporters, as well as our new partners who joined us for a wonderful day of curling,” says Gaye Thompson, Board Chair, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation “Their support, along with that of our bonspiel participants and donors, has made a profound impact on healthcare in Chatham-Kent.”