Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Dream is Becoming a Reality

By now, the cat is out of the bag: the Pittsburgh Curling Club is closer than ever to building the first dedicated ice facility in southwestern Pennsylvania, with plans to break ground as early as this summer and with hopes to have ice in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Lately, when we members of the board cross paths with other club members and friends of the club, we hear, “What’s happening now?” and “What can I do?”

The biggest thing at the moment is our summer fundraising campaign. Tonight was our public fundraising kick-off for our dedicated ice facility, and what a great start! We are full of great enthusiasm, energy, and ideas. The Building Committee and funding subcommittees have a lot of work ahead of them, however, including polishing the business plan; drafting letters of introduction to corporations, foundations, and granting agencies; brainstorming new and exciting fundraising events; and drafting fundraising letters to our members of our community, creating a framework for member donations and debt instruments that members can invest in.

To put it simply, while we already have an impressive amount of money and donations raised, WE STILL NEED MONEY.

Donate to the club; find out if your employer wants to contribute, and let us know who the appropriate contact person is so we can present our appeal; let us know if you have a creative idea for a fundraising event for this summer; tell your friends; etc.

In order for our plans to become reality, it’s going to take the hard work of every club member. Spread the word. Get excited. Make the dream come true!
 
The next fundraising subcommittee meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:30P in the conference room at Paradise Island Bowling Alley. The next Building Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30P in the conference room at Paradise Island Bowling Alley.

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