Curling comes to Hawaii

Curling comes to Hawaii
Published: Oct. 5, 2016 at 2:25 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two former Olympic curlers appeared on Sunrise. Debbie McCormick and Shawn Rojeski have both been invited by the American Savings Bank. It's holding two events to introduce people in Hawaii to the sport of curling. This is the fourth year, and each event helps to benefit the non-profit Kupu. Founded in 2007, Kupu provides service-learning programs in industries like conservation,renewable energy, agriculture, and sustainability. The events will take place at the Ice Palace on October 6, 2016, but they've been so popular, they're already sold out.

The first event featured a free curling clinic with members of Kupu and students from Moanalua High School an ASB Bank for Education School. Both events include instruction from Team USA Curling Olympians McCormick and Rojeski. The two said they are honored to educate people in Hawaii about the sport that includes a 42 pound stone that's shoved across the ice towards a bulls eye.

Over the past three years American Savings Bank has raised more than $260,000 for Hawai'i non-profits through their curling fundraiser. ASB's Bank for Education program was designed to provide financial and in-kind support to Hawaii's K-12 schools.

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