Curlers are a different type. Most often when they come to a bonspiel they want to drink and have fun. Sometimes it helps being a non-profit
For an entry fee of $50 ($200 per a team) you get 5 meals, unlimited beer, maybe some booze and at least 3 games of curling. Not many people would complain about that. Of course the club is more then happy to break even on any event.
The Convenience store chain that has it's HQ in La Crosse is already donating 60 Glazers and 10 gallons of OJ. One of the bars has offered free drink tickets, and another a "by one get one free" on drinks.
Most of my work for the event is the planning before, getting awards, reservations, and buying up food and snacks. The rest is rather easy in comparison
BOW DOWN BEFORE the Official Forum Pun-isher
Official XWA flight instructor
get busy with it!