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Olympic gold medalist helps ‘rock’ important fundraiser


By Chris Abood


cie, Michael and Tom Moore and USA Curling in honor of Chris Moore, was especially excit- ing because Tyler George, a member of the 2018 Olympic gold-medal winning U.S. men’s curling team, was literally in the house and stated how important it


C is to continue supporting young


curlers as they strive to emulate the great U.S. men’s and women’s teams. During his remarks Tyler also noted how he


first saw Chris Moore and admired his intensity while curling, and also Chris’s commitment to the sport both at the highest levels and at the starting point. Tyler also commented on his en- during friendship with Michael Moore as they grew up and curled together on the national and international stage. Our gold medalist was also kind enough to


take pictures with many of the attendees, gold medal typically draped across their chests! Also


attending were Courtney Schmidt, chairwoman of the USCA Board of Directors, and Mark Lazar, coach of the U.S. junior team that won the silver medal at the 2017 World Junior Championships in South Korea. Te Chris Moore Legacy Fund (Chris passed


away from cancer in 2009) was created in his memory by Jon Melzer, a close high school friend, and Kent Beadle, a past USCA Board member, and is a separate fund within the U.S.


leveland, Ohio “Rocked” at the Chris Moore Legacy Fund event on July 28. Te annual event, hosted by Tra-


Attendees at the annual Chris Moore Legacy Fund fundraising BBQ event in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 28, got to spend time with Olympian Tyler George, a longtime friend of Tracie Moore and Michael Moore, wife and son of Chris Moore (below).


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Curling Association. Chris was a long-serving USCA Board member and an international am- bassador for the sport. It was Chris’s wish that this fund serve a dual purpose of promoting club curling (membership growth, especially encouraging youth and junior curling) and maintaining the championship rocks used at national and world events in the USA. In Cleve- land, on July 28, with many curling and family friends cheering, “Mission accomplished”! Q


Volunteer in Las Vegas


Las Vegas. You are invited to volunteer via the online ap-


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plication process for the 2019 Continental Cup. Please use this link to register: https://volunteer. curling.ca/2019contcup. We look forward to receiving your application


and working toward the best WFG Continental Cup in Las Vegas in history! Te World Financial Group Continental Cup


of Curling brings together the best in curling from competitors, to spectators, to volunteers – becoming a community with one goal in mind – a great curling event. Volunteers invest their time, ensuring that this year’s competition is not only successful, but memorable for all parties –


olunteer for the 2019 World Financial Group Continental Cup in Las Vegas on Jan. 17-20 at the Orleans Hotel in


from organization to participant level, attendees and everyone in between. Volunteer positions are available in many ar-


eas – officials, stats and timers, media, hosting, the PATCH, community events, Curling Club outreach, ceremonies, hospitality events, 50/50 sales, medical, merchandising sales and many more. Some positions need special training, many just need volunteers with a love of curling and the excitement of special events! Volunteers are the backbone of events – it


is the value of these extra hands that enables organizations to offer activities that may not otherwise happen. Teir meaningful contribu- tions both behind and in front of the scenes are indispensable and their tireless efforts are oſten as profound as the event itself. Questions can be sent to acribbs@basoc.org or 650-323-9400.Q


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