Team to US Curling Championships

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Please help send our team to the 2016 USA Curling Junior Women's National Championships starting January 16 in Willmar, Minnesota!

We are a  junior women's curling team of four 13-15 year-old girls from Massachusetts and New Hampshire who are competing as a team in our first national juniors championship.  

On December 29, our team won our final game in our regional junior playdowns and secured a spot as one of the  top 10 junior women's teams from across the USA competing in the 2016 Junior Nationals.   We leave on JANUARY 15, 2016, to fly to Minnesota!

Now we need to figure out how to fund our travel. As we are a new team in our first year of competition*, we don't have any corporate sponsors or funding sources beyond our families.

We expect it will cost us about $10,000 to fly our 4 team members and their 4 parent chaperones (one of whom is our coach) from New England to Minnesota and house/feed us all for the 9 days we need to be out there.    It looks like it will break down like this:

- $4,300 - hotel (the Holiday Inn Express)
- $2,800 - airfare
- $1,000 - food for 8 people for 8 days
- $800 - 2 rental cars to transport our team and gear
- $300 - various other fees

Plus we'll have processing fees by GoFundMe (8% of the total).  This is our best guess at the moment.  Actual costs could be higher or lower.

Attending these National Championships is a huge opportunity for us to play at a competitive level. We are excited to play against some of the best junior women's teams in the USA!

Please help us gain this experience!  Any donations you can make will be greatly appreciated - and we'll keep you up to date both here and on our Facebook page .  The Junior Nationals games will be live streamed, too, so you will be able to watch us in Minnesota.

Thank you!
Rebecca, Anna, Elizabeth and Chloe

(and their parents)

* While this is our first year together as a team, we have each been curling for 5-8 years and one of us (Rebecca) was an Alternate on a Nationals team last year and three of us were in the regional playdowns last year as part of another team.

P.S. If you work for a corporation or other entity that might be interested in longer-term sponsorship of our team so that we can more easily participate in other tournaments, education and events, please contact our coach, Dan York, directly at dyork@Lodestar2.com  or 603-439-0024.

NOTE: Our team members are (pictured left-to-right in the photo above):

- Skip - Rebecca Rodgers, Petersham (MA) Curling Club
- Vice - Anna Cenzalli, Cape Cod Curling Club
- Second- Elizabeth Janiak, Nashua (NH) Country Club
- Lead - Chloe York, Petersham Curling Club

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2017 UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sponsored us last year and helped us get to the 2016 USA Curling Junior National Championships. This year we've built on that success and are leaving today to head to the 2017 U18 National Championship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you would like to follow our activities, you can watch our Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/TeamRodgersCurling

Thank you again for all your support last year.
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FINAL UPDATE - THANK YOU to everyone who helped us get to the 2016 USA Curling Junior National Championships. It was an amazing event that provided a great experience for us to build upon for future years. We learned a huge amount about competing at a national level, met some great people from the other teams and played some outstanding games! Thank you to everyone who helped us! While we will be closing this GoFundMe campaign now, you can stay up-to-date on what we will be doing for the rest of the curling season - and beyond - at our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TeamRodgersCurling Thank you!
Team Rodgers at the end of Nationals
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THANK YOU again to everyone who helped make this trip possible! We've now played the first of 9 games and our second game will be live-streamed at 5pm US Eastern time today (Sunday, Jan 17) at: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling/Events/Championships/National-Events/Junior-National-Championships - Please do feel free to join in and watch! We'll be playing a team from Alaska.
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THANK YOU! It is amazing to us to have received the generosity of so many people to push us over the $7,000 mark! That is huge - we appreciate every bit of it! Tomorrow morning we start our journey out to Minnesota from different airports across New England. You can follow our journey at https://www.facebook.com/TeamRodgersCurling THANK YOU for helping make this a reality for us!
- Rebecca, Anna, Elizabeth and Chloe
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Loved curling with Anna last night on George B's team. Best of luck!

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