Team Bailey has struck pay dirt.
The up-and-coming U20 Ontario-based squad was announced Wednesday as the winners of the inaugural KIOTI Tractor Pay Dirt contest.
Skip Sarah Bailey, vice Grace Cave, second Jillian Uniacke and lead Paige Ballantyne have been awarded $5,000 CAD to continue their pursuit of the sport.
“As a team we are extremely grateful to have been chosen as the winners of the KIOTI Tractor Pay Dirt Contest,” Team Bailey said in a joint statement. “With all of the amazing submissions it was a real honour to have been chosen. The prize from the contest is going to help our team immensely in the upcoming season by helping us pay for equipment, coaching, mental and physical training. By getting this much needed training it will allow us to be the best athletes we can be, and for that we are so thankful.”
The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling and KIOTI Tractor would like to thank everyone who submitted heartfelt stories and photos on why their team or club deserved an upgrade.
Team Bailey’s entry struck a chord with our selection panel based on their well-written story detailing their passion for the sport and dedication to reaching the next level. We believe they have a very bright future in curling and are worthy recipients of the prize that will assist in their quest to achieve their goals.