We are delighted to announce that Keene’s Chloe York will be playing in the USA Curling Junior National Championships in Willmar, Minnesota from January 16-23, 2015 as one of the top 10 Junior women’s curling teams in the USA! Last week at the regional “playdowns” (tournament), her team won one of two spots from the eastern USA for the “Nationals”. The team will now travel to Minnesota starting January 15 to compete against nine other teams.
Chloe, on the right in the photo, is 13 years old and an 8th grade student at the Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene. Chloe started curling in 2011 at the Petersham Curling Club about 45 minutes south of Keene in Petersham, MA. Her team is led by skip (captain) Rebecca Rodgers, 15, also from Petersham Curling Club, and includes Anna Cenzalli, 14, from Cape Cod Curling Club, and Elizabeth Janiak, 14, from the Nashua (NH) Country Club. Chloe plays the “lead” position that throws the first rocks in a game. All of the girls have been curling for 5-8 years and have been playing in competitive bonspiels (tournaments) throughout the region.
Given that this “Team Rodgers” is a new team without any corporate sponsorship, they are actively asking for donations to help fund the costs of flying 8 people (the 4 girls and their parent chaperones) out to Minnesota and housing/feeding them for the 9 days of the event. If you would like to help support this amazing opportunity for these girls, please visit:
If you are with a corporation or other entity that might be willing to help financially, please contact team coach Dan York at 603-439-0024 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you would like to follow the activities of the team over the next few weeks as they prepare for and then compete at the 2016 Junior National Championships, please follow the team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TeamRodgersCurling where they will be posting updates.
Thank you to everyone in the area who has already helped out the team! The girls are so excited for this incredible opportunity to play at a national level!
P.S. Wouldn’t it be great if we could offer the sport of curling in Keene? Please let us know you are interested!