The WCC and VA Curling
The club is in the news for work with veterans!
Published December 28, 2018
Throughout the season, the Wauwatosa Curling Club and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) provide veterans who are being treated at the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Milwaukee Veterans' Medical Center a chance to curl and enjoy lunch in our facility.
Allen Miller explains, "Our involvement began in 2007 when our club was invited to present a demonstration of curling at a national veterans Olympic tournament games that they run every year in a different community. So we presented the sport of curling at the Petit Ice Center, got to know some of the staff members from there, and they asked us to conduct curling once a month with veterans from their spinal cord injury unit.
It's been a very rewarding relationship, the veterans have made comments continuously about how much they get out of it, how much it takes their mind off of whatever kinds of problems that they might have in their normal lives. It gets them out into the community doing things that are normal, that other people kind of take for granted, which they don't necessarily have that opportunity to experience."
On October 28, 2018 the Wauwatosa Curling Club and our own Allen Miller were recognized by the AUSA with the 2018 Americanism Award.
Tony Majewski of the AUSA adds, "[The veterans] come here during the season, Wauwatosa Club offers them free access to the ice, which I think is fantastic because [the WCC is] not obligated to do this. It's just out of the kindness of their heart, just to support veterans on a monthly basis over here."