Thursday, February 27, 2020

Keeping their cool

Curling Royale winners celebrate

First-place Curling Royale Tournament team members
join the second-place team members from team Roger roger. 
Team Hollywood took home the first place trophy in the third annual Curling Royale tournament in Romulus earlier this month.
The event, organized by Romulus Director of Public Services Robert McCraight, generated $500 in funding to help Romulus High School students who have family members who have served in the military.  McCraight said that all the players had a great time despite ice conditions being “less than perfect.”
While Team Hollywood took home the trophy, the last minute “pick up team”, Roger roger came in a close second.
The event had to be rescheduled for a week again this year due to warmer temperatures at Mary Ann Banks Park on Goddard Road.

Curling is a sport in which players take turns sliding heavy “stones” on a sheet of ice toward a target area, earning points for the stones stopping closest to the target. McCraight thanked “our local family-owned Osborne Concrete for hooking up our great stones.”
Players, called “sweepers,” use brooms on the ice ahead of the stone to help guide and control the speed and direction.
McCraight also expressed his thanks to Norm's Catering for donating food for the Frost Bite BBQ, this year.
McCraight said the fourth annual tournament will take place the second Saturday in February next year.