Mankato Curling Club Equipment Fund

$126,914 of $251k goal

Raised by 273 people in 27 months
Mankato Curling Club  MANKATO, MN
A generous donor has offered to match up to $100,000 in donations/pledges received by between July 7 thru July 31, 2016.

As of 7-23-2016 $ 65,000 in match eligible contributions and pledges has been recieved.


Please consider making your donation or pledge today and your contribution will be doubled!



The Mankato Curling Club is one of the oldest curling clubs in the state, boasting more than 113 years of competitive action. For the first time since its founding in 1903, the club was unable to provide home ice for the 2014-2015 season.

Ice plant failures have crippled a club that normally serves approximately 200 adult members and a successful Junior Program with as many as a 100 youth participating. Along with leagues and spiels, the Mankato Curling Club is used by many groups, clubs, schools, organizations and individuals who rent the club to learn to curl, team building events, and school physical education programs.


The Mankato Curling Club has been contractually bound with the City of Mankato since 1954. The two organizations have been working together to revitalize the facility and the club. The result is a project with suggested improvements which include rehabilitating the arena portion of the Caledonia Community Center in two phases. Phase I will  include the necessary improvements to allow for the Mankato Curling Club to operate and curl during the 2016/2017 curling season and Phase II including the necessary improvements to extend the curling season into warmer months on either side of the season and aesthetic improvements to expand the use of the facility. Total Phase 1 costs are estimated at $429,000 with MCC responsible for 52% of these expenses. Phase 1 improvements include:

• R-507A Freon Ice Plant
• Floor Insulation and Piping
• Electrical Upgrades
• Concrete Floor
• Equipment Room Remodel
• Equipment Room HVAC
• Perimeter Walkway

The City of Mankato will provide financial support to the MCC up to the amount of $225,000 with MCC providing $26,000 in funds already raised through its membership and donors. This will enable the club to be operational for the 2016-2017.

To ease the burden of this sizeable debt, please consider making a contribution!


The Mankato Curling Club is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To learn more about the Mankato Curling Club and its members visit our website or our Facebook page.

Thank you!

The Mankato Curling Club Board

Kim Rheaume, President
Mary Maidl, Vice President
Jennifer Haessley, Secretary
Kevin Birr, Director
Andy Bobrytzke, Director
Denise Luehmann, Director
Melanie Rheaume, Director
Eric Seifkes, Director

News Articles:

Mankato Freepress - Mankato Curling Center Back in Business

KEYC - Curling Club Receives Funding

Mankato Free Press- Iceless Curling Club Seeks City Assistance

KEYC - Mankato Curling Club Seeks Funding for Floor Repairs to Provide Practice and Curling Facilities

Team USA- News -Team USA Wins Curling Silver The Highest Finish Ever by a US Team at an Olympics or Youth Olympics

St. Peter Hearld- Local Junior Girls Curling Team Take Second at Nationals

Mankato Free Press - Mankato Curling Club at a Crossroads
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Update 6
Posted by Mankato Curling Club
3 months ago
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Please Join the
Mankato Curling Club
in Celebrating its Grand Reopening!

The Mankato Curling Club would like to thank and acknowledge its contributors, supporters and volunteers with a Grand Opening Reception to be held:

Saturday, January 7th 2017
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Mankato Curling Club
600 Hope Street
Mankato, MN 56001


MCC Grand Re-Opening January 7th,2017
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Update 5
Posted by Mankato Curling Club
3 months ago
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Last Tuesday Mankato curlers returned to the ice!
As the Club hosted the first of two Learn to Curls/Open houses. Approximately 100 individuals shared the opportunity to throw the first rocks in 3 years on home ice.

Our deepest gratitude to those that made this possible through your contributions and support.

We invite you to join us for a Grand Reopening Reception which will be held:

Saturday January 2, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Update 4
Posted by Mankato Curling Club
8 months ago
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It is with sincere and heartfelt gratitude that we inform you of the results of our “Matching Funds Campaign.” The exact totals haven’t been tallied yet, as we know that there are still checks and pledges in the mail. We’ll give the postal service a few days before we add it all up. But, we know that we surpassed the $100,000 goal! And we did it in just over three weeks! Your generosity is fabulous!

The final push over the weekend was amazing! GoFundMe was clicking away. Phones were ringing. Checks were even dropped off at the homes of board members. It felt a little like the Jerry Lewis telethon. All of the new, off-line donations haven’t been posted on GoFundMe yet. Keep an eye on that number as we get the rest entered.

Over $200,000 has been raised, which is a very nice bite out of our current and upcoming debt. Although the matching campaign is complete, donations are still being accepted on GoFundMe or by mail to PO Box 75, Mankato, MN 56001.

More detail will be posted in the upcoming weeks. As always, keep an eye on our web site, www.mankatocurling.org, for updates.

It’s so great to be planning for the future of the Mankato Curling Club with confidence. We’re looking forward to an exciting year! We can’t wait to see you on our home ice.

Good Curling,

Board of Directors
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Update 3
Posted by Mankato Curling Club
8 months ago
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To date $ 72k of match eligible funds have be contributed or pledged.

MCC sincerely thanks our club members, fellow curlers, community members and businesses that have shown their support thus far!

This 100k matching opportunity will run through 7/31/2016! So there is still a week to have your contribution or pledge doubled!
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$126,914 of $251k goal

Raised by 273 people in 27 months
Created January 8, 2015
Mankato Curling Club  
AC
$100
Aberdeen Curling Club
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
MT
$100
Mark Tolvstad
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
HM
$100
Henry Mamer
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
DD
$500
DR. J.M. Dobie
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
JG
$100
John Ganey
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
$100
Bob                           Maes                            
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
$500
Gary & Bette       Grovdahl        
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
GS
$1,250
Gary & Vicki Schmidt
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
SR
$100
Shawn & Marcy         Runing
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
MD
$250
Mary Duncanson
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
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