United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) held its second Sweeping for Change curling tournament on Friday, August 13. In partnership with Cedar Rapids Curling, ten teams participate at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.
- Ice, Aw’ the Sign! (Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman and Cedar Rapids Community School District)
- Bed, Bath and Beyonce
- Morgan Stanley
- Wells Fargo
- General Mills
- Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
- Mercy Medical Center
- Bankers Trust
- United Way of East Central Iowa
To start the day, teams participated in a one-hour curling practice to learn the basics of the sport. Cedar Rapids Curling team members were matched with each team to help ensure proper technique and help them start off on the right foot. Once teams were comfortable with the rules and basics, Cedar Rapids Curling team members helped the teams get their game faces on for tournament play.
The curling tournament allowed each team to play three rounds. The three teams with the most points received first, second, and third place trophies and the team with the most spirit received special recognition as well.
- First Place: General Mills
- Second Place: Ice, Aw’ the Sign!
- Third Place: Wells FargoSpirit Award: Morgan Stanley
Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible:
- Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman
- Cedar Rapids Curling
- Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
Thanks to the sponsors and teams, the $6,300 raised will allow United Way to continue to work to break the cycle of poverty in our community with the help of our funded partners.
Interested in learning more about curling? Reach out to Cedar Rapids Curling.