End of the Year Banquet

LETR Plane Pull: Raising Money For Special Olympics Illinois

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Image credit: Special Olympics Illinois

 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull is a charity event that benefits Special Olympics Illinois. Teams of 20 compete to see who can move a 99-ton Airbus A300 12 feet in the shortest amount of time. Essentially, it is like playing tug-of-war with a massive airplane. I have been involved with this event since 2010, and this year I am proud to say that Windy City Curling is fielding a team. To get a better idea of what this event looks like, check out this video of my team from 2011:

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 19th at O’Hare International Airport. In order to participate, a team must raise a minimum of $1,000. Again, all proceeds from the event go to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Last year, for example, 83 teams raised close to $150,000 for this cause.

 

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Image credit: Special Olympics Illinois

 

Our goal as a team is to raise at least $2,500. We need your help to reach our goal!

If you wish to contribute, you may do so via our team page at this link.

For more information on the event itself, check out the event page here.

 

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Phil Darin is Windy City’s resident armchair curler who even plays from time to time. He often loses on the ice, but he always wins at broomstacking. Would you like to hear more about curling, whisky, or gambling? Are you Eve Muirhead?

Want to contact Phil directly? Do you need a restaurant recommendation in Vegas?

prdarin@gmail.com 

The Club Champions of our Inaugural 2014-2015 Season: Team Richardson!

Congratulations to Windy City Curling’s inaugural Club Championship League winners, Team Richardson!  The Richardson rink swept the Championship League, 6-0, to take the title for our 2014-2015 season. Well played, gentlemen!

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Pictured (left to right):
Chuck Justis (Vice), Josh Richardson (Skip), Dan Mulka (Second), Dan Burrows (Lead)

Final Team Rankings
– 2nd) Team Torkelson (4-2)
Greg Torkelson
Anthony Steinmiller
Kevin Runge
Mitch Gerdisch

— 3rd) Team Stewart (4-2)
Greg Stewart
Anthony Intini
Doug Morrissey
Joe Placek

— 4th) Team Dooley (3-3)
Mike Dooley
Kurt Vogt
Noel Luchinski
Kelly Hemmingway

— 5th) Team Orisek (2-4)
Tim Orisek
Matt Moore
Kevin Vogt
Steve Bell

— 6th) Team Reithel (1-5)
Eric Reithel
Phil Darin
Jim Sakelakos
Donna Sakelakos

— 7th) Team Sweeney (1-5)
Paul Sweeney
Simon Ganet
Kent Steele
Brian Jenner

Congrats to all of the teams who played, and thank you for an incredible 2014-2015 season!

Just one more league left until we break for the summer… So sign up today!

Interview with WLRA’s Shane Gustafson

Windy City Curling’s own Eric Reithel was recently interviewed on WLRA 88.1 FM, The Start!

Broadcasting live from Romeoville, Illinois, WLRA gives the students of Lewis University the chance to create and broadcast their own radio shows for all to hear. News Director, Shane Gustafson, sat down with Eric to record an interview all about our club, our sport, and how new players can get involved.

You can listen to the entire interview above.