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USA’s Maxie rink set to compete in upcoming World Mixed Championship

(Burien, Wash.) are headed off to Russia as the 2016 World Mixed Championship gets underway Oct. 14 in Kazan. As winners of the 2016 USA Curling Mixed


National Championship, the team, which is coached by Robert Walstad (Bottineau, N.D.), will compete against 36 other countries in the World Curling Federation’s second world mixed competition. Team USA will play a preliminary round robin in Group D along with Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Korea, and Latvia. T is is the fi rst world championship appear-

eam USA’s Fred Maxie (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Em Good (Seattle), MacAl- lan Guy (Seattle), and Frances Walsh

ance for the foursome, which won the mixed na- tional title in April in Tempe, Ariz., representing the Washington region. T e team will compete in several competitions in the lead up to the world championship, including the Tallinn Cup in Estonia en route to Russia. Follow all of the competition Oct. 14-22 at, and Curling/. Results from the event will be featured in the next edition of this magazine. T e winners of the 2017 USA Curling Mixed

National Championship in the spring will rep- resent the U.S. at the 2017 World Mixed Cham- pionship Oct. 6-14, 2017, in Champery, Switzer- land. Q

Team USA for the 2016 World Mixed Champion- ship includes (l-r) Fred Maxie, Em Good, MacAllan Guy, and Frances Walsh. T e competittion will take place Oct. 14-22 in Kazan, Russia. T is is the second World Mixed Championship being staged.

// COMICS Alternate Reality A Comic By Matt Gamboa

USCA now connected to T rivent’s

charitable grant fund T e United States Curling Association (USCA)

is now enrolled as a participating organization in T rivent Choice®. T rivent Choice is a charitable grant program

that allows eligible members to recommend where T rivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year. Unit- ed States Curling Association is currently listed in the program's searchable online catalog. By directing Choice Dollars®, eligible T ri-

vent members can recommend which nonprofi t organizations they feel should receive charitable grant funding from T rivent. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct,

please consider directing to the U.S. Curling As- sociation. T e funds will be used to help grow the sport in the U.S. and to be more successful on the international stage.

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