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Curling lessons raise money for cancer foundation

The Lake Placid Curling Club teaches people how to curl Saturday on Mirror Lake, Lake Placid. (Photo provided)

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Curling Club raised $1,260 for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation during the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, the club sponsored a curling exhibition on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid as part of the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympics events. The event was held to teach residents and visitors how to throw a curling stone. A donation of $5 to throw three stones was requested, with all proceeds going to the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, which raises money to fund cancer research.

Over a three-hour period, on a cold but sunny day, more than 10 volunteers from the club put in more than 25 hours of time and instructed 127 curlers of all ages on the sport, raising $635 for the Scott Hamilton Foundation.

Following the event, an anonymous donor from the community announced a match of that amount, bringing the total amount raised to $1,270. The LPCC hoped to present the check to Hamilton this week.

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