Curling and kindness teamed up to support Compassionate Care ALS on Saturday, November 19, at the Cape Cod Curling Club in Falmouth.

Curling With Compassion, an all-day fundraiser spearheaded by club member Patty Oakley, included 10 whimsically named teams of novice curlers—coached by club veterans—who participated in a bonspiel with a traditional format. When it was all over a team named Justice for Chief was crowned champion, but the real winner was CCALS, the Falmouth-based nonprofit that provides support and services to all people affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a devastating illness also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. There is no cure.

Jim Woodworth is a copy editor at the Enterprise and a member of the Cape Cod Curling Club. He can be contacted at For more information about the Cape Cod Curling Club, visit

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