Great opportunity to help future webstreams continue to improve

March 05, 2018, 11:05 p.m. (ET)

William Peskoff Charitable Foundation Webstream Matching-gift Challenge

 

Hello Curling Fans:

Well, Bill has done it again. Certainly one to never pass up an opportunity to help the sport, Bill and his foundation have graciously offered to increase the matching gift and challenge us once again! Last year we met the challenge in just three weeks, and once again we have received tremendous support from curling fans across the country.

A few weeks ago Bill Peskoff and the William Peskoff Charitable Foundation announced that they will be making another $20,000 matching contribution to help grow TESN’s webstream capabilities and expand the coverage. Now, due to your generous outpouring of support, Bill will be increasing his dollar-for-dollar match to $30,000! In total, over $40,000 was raised last season to purchase much needed audio and video equipment. That support directly impacted the coverage TESN was able to do for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling this past November. The Olympic Trials webcast was extremely well received and compared favorably against some of the best television representations of the sport when TESN performed a survey of viewers.

By adding a number of High Definition Cameras, TESN was able to bring angles to the stream that had never been seen before on the live webcast.  With continued improvements in other areas of the webcast, TESN consistently brings the most feature-rich curling webcast in the industry, which is only possible because of our donors’ support. The demand for webstreaming and the general public’s appetite for live curling are likely to grow dramatically in the years to follow, and it is critical that we expand our reach and capabilities in order to keep pace.                                                     

Professional-grade webstreaming of more high-level curling events is a great way to continue to reach millions of people and showcase our sport. TESN will continue to make improvements and is ready to meet the demand by adding more events next season. If you enjoy the professional high quality HD streaming produced by TESN and USA Curling, in partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee, and would like to see more USA Curling national championship events live on the internet, please consider supporting the cause.

We are so fortunate to have someone as generous as Bill on our team, and we can’t afford to miss this opportunity. Let’s get this done before our season ends and in time to plan for the 2018-19 season!

About Bill:

Over the last 28 years Bill has become well known on the bonspiel circuit to folks all across the country.  He has curled with and against US Men’s, Women's, Senior, Junior and Canadian provincial champion curlers. Bill has also donated money to over a dozen different clubs’ building funds, junior curling programs and rock acquisition programs in many different states. Being a major supporter of curling nationwide, Bill believes that there is no better time than now to give back to the help grow the sport we all love, and we would ALL benefit.

Thank you to Bill Peskoff and all of the donors who have supported the campaign, now and in the past.

You can donate now by going to: http://donate.usacurl.org/ or send a check to:

United States Curling Association

5525 Clem’s Way

Stevens Point, WI, 54482

Webstream Matching Gift Challenge
 
$0 $30,000