Friday, January 25 the Stettler Curling Club will help raise funds for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. Curlers will be heading up into the stands to collect donations for this very worthy cause.
In the 1990’s, the team skipped by Sandra Schmirler dominated world women’s curling by winning the Scott Tournament of Hearts and World titles in 1993, 1994 and 1997.
Sandra Schmirler lost her battle with cancer in the year 2000 at the young age of 36. The Sandra Schmirler Foundation was created in May 2001 by a group of Sandra’s friends and teammates. Their vision was to create a living legacy in honour of this amazing woman who touched the hearts of so many Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
The mission of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation is to raise funds to purchase life-saving equipment for premature and critically ill newborns and to provide scholarships to junior curlers; giving each the chance to grow up to become a champion, like Sandra.
While she lost her biggest battle, her legacy lives on. The lives of countless babies born premature and critically ill have been saved with life-saving equipment the Foundation has funded in her name. Millions of dollars have been given to hospitals’ NICUs in every province, the Yukon and Northwest Territories to fund life-saving equipment for babies born too soon, too small or too sick. This list continues to grow every year with the generous support of our many donors.
Final presentation of all funds collected will be made to Sandra’s former teammate, Joan McCusker on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. live on SportsNet.