Lucky2Bhere Sixes to be played on 24 June 2012
Northern California Camanachd would like to announce the Lucky2Bhere Sixes Shinty tournament, an event to benefit the Lucky2BHere charity. The event will take place on June 24, 2012 at the Back Field of Burlingame High School in Burlingame, California, with toss-up at 1PM.
Northern California Camanachd wants to get as many folks out as possible to support the tournament… players, side and goal judges, fans and family! One of the Sixes teams will be wearing Lucky2BHere t-shirts on the day, and match reports will be relayed back to Lucky2BHere HQ on Skye. After the matches there will be social gathering featuring food and drink.
Northern California Camanachd (NCC) is the first US-based Shinty club, and has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. NCC co-founder Michael Bentley developed a relationship with Lucky2Bhere (L2BH) founder Ross Cowie via Cowie’s long time involvement with Skye Camanachd. In addition the Californian and Skye clubs have played together several times, both in Portree and in the Bay Area, so there is an ongoing Skye-California connection.
Conquering the world
In 2011 Lucky2BHere drafted the ambitious plan to try and sponsor or co-sponsor an event in every country of the world. With events ranging from running and swimming to biking and mountain climbing, challenges big and small will help to bring attention to L2BH’s activities and to heart-health in general. The connections between NCC and the Skye-based charity, as well as Skye Camanachd, made a shinty tournament the obvious way for the Californians to join in with L2BH’s plan. Shinty is a stick and ball sport that has been played for several millennia in the Highlands of Scotland.
Lucky2Bhere is a Skye-based registered charity established in 2007 to raise funds to provide emergency lifesaving equipment such as defibrillators in rural areas of Scotland. They aim to reduce response times, thereby saving lives, by making equipment more widely available. Training in the use of the equipment is provided to the communities involved through the Heartstart Team and is free of charge to L2BH and to the participants.
Founded after Ross Cowie experienced a cardiac arrest and was lucky enough to have had an ambulance and lifesaving equipment nearby, Lucky2Bhere grew out of efforts to purchase a defibrillator for the Skye Camanachd Shinty Club in Portree. Now a registered Charity with an elected Committee and Trustees, L2BH has drawn many others to volunteer their time and to support the cause.
THE LUCKY2BHERE SIXES
Date & time: June 24, 2012 @ Noon (toss-up @ 1PM)
Location: Burlingame High School, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame, CA 94010
More info: http://www.norcalshinty.org & http://www.lucky2bhere.org/
Please mark this date on the calendar and come out to support the club, the charity and enjoy a fun afternoon