Shaun Bechtold

is creating A Curling news brand

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patron
Hey Curling fans!

Shaun here, the founder of Everything Curling.  I started this page as a hobby almost a decade ago, but it is time to take Everything Curling to the next level.

Running this news brand out of an office is easy enough, but to be able to make Everything Curling a full-fledged news operation will mean going on the road to events to get live coverage.  This however costs money.  Being on the road as much as needed and having a regular job is impossible to do alone.  This is where I make the call for help.

This means that to take Everything Curling further, I need to make this my full-time job.  Which means a source of income and a way to cover expenses is needed.  Crowdfunding has become a very popular way to generate the funds needed, and that is why I have created this Patreon page.  With your help, I will be able to move from an office-based operation to being at events, giving live news and results, videos, interviews, et cetera in a much more timely manner, and without having to spend 30-40 hours a week at another job, I will be able to further improve the product you know as Everything Curling.

So where does your support go?  First and foremost to the Everything Curling brand.  To maintain all the equipment needed to run the operation, and in the future to expand to things like a stand-alone website, and possibly bringing in more people to create content.  Your support also goes towards expenses.  It costs money to travel, and a full-time, on the road job can add up, vehicle maintenance, lodging, and food the most important there.  Last but not least is your support helps me personally.  In order to keep Everything Curling alive at the level I want to take it to means I will need a personal income, we all need money to live, especially when the off-season rolls around.

This is not a hand out, but a hand up, as the saying goes.  With your support, I will give back.  Special content just for Patreon supporters, such as videos and exclusive contests, and a private social media community.  Another way I will give back is through the very popular World Curling Fantasy Game, where with more support, I can give away bigger prizes.  Who knows how big that could get.  One day perhaps a trip to the Worlds?

Time will tell, but one step at a time.  Speaking of time, I have taken enough of yours having you read all that.  Please send your support, become one of the Everything Curling Patrons, and together, let us make Everything Curling what it deserves to be!

~Shaun
Tiers
First End
$1 or more per month

All Patrons at the First End tier will get a special shout-out during all Everything Curling brand updates year-round.

Second End
$2 or more per month

Second End Patrons will get the same benefit as the First End Patrons.  This tier is to give multiple options for those wanting to give basic support to Everything Curling.

Fourth End
$10 or more per month

At the Fourth End tier, you get the shout-out, access to the Patron-exclusive content, and during brand updates, you will get a special thank-you gift, something Curling related.

Fifth End
$20 or more per month

Fifth End supporters will get the shout-out, access to exclusive content, a thank you gift, and a selection of Curling pins to add to their collection.

Sixth End
$50 or more per month

Sixth End supporters will get the shout-out, access to exclusive content, the thank you gift, the selection of pins, and a jersey.  Jerseys are varied based on avalibility.

Hey Curling fans!

Shaun here, the founder of Everything Curling.  I started this page as a hobby almost a decade ago, but it is time to take Everything Curling to the next level.

Running this news brand out of an office is easy enough, but to be able to make Everything Curling a full-fledged news operation will mean going on the road to events to get live coverage.  This however costs money.  Being on the road as much as needed and having a regular job is impossible to do alone.  This is where I make the call for help.

This means that to take Everything Curling further, I need to make this my full-time job.  Which means a source of income and a way to cover expenses is needed.  Crowdfunding has become a very popular way to generate the funds needed, and that is why I have created this Patreon page.  With your help, I will be able to move from an office-based operation to being at events, giving live news and results, videos, interviews, et cetera in a much more timely manner, and without having to spend 30-40 hours a week at another job, I will be able to further improve the product you know as Everything Curling.

So where does your support go?  First and foremost to the Everything Curling brand.  To maintain all the equipment needed to run the operation, and in the future to expand to things like a stand-alone website, and possibly bringing in more people to create content.  Your support also goes towards expenses.  It costs money to travel, and a full-time, on the road job can add up, vehicle maintenance, lodging, and food the most important there.  Last but not least is your support helps me personally.  In order to keep Everything Curling alive at the level I want to take it to means I will need a personal income, we all need money to live, especially when the off-season rolls around.

This is not a hand out, but a hand up, as the saying goes.  With your support, I will give back.  Special content just for Patreon supporters, such as videos and exclusive contests, and a private social media community.  Another way I will give back is through the very popular World Curling Fantasy Game, where with more support, I can give away bigger prizes.  Who knows how big that could get.  One day perhaps a trip to the Worlds?

Time will tell, but one step at a time.  Speaking of time, I have taken enough of yours having you read all that.  Please send your support, become one of the Everything Curling Patrons, and together, let us make Everything Curling what it deserves to be!

~Shaun

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Tiers
First End
$1 or more per month

All Patrons at the First End tier will get a special shout-out during all Everything Curling brand updates year-round.

Second End
$2 or more per month

Second End Patrons will get the same benefit as the First End Patrons.  This tier is to give multiple options for those wanting to give basic support to Everything Curling.

Fourth End
$10 or more per month

At the Fourth End tier, you get the shout-out, access to the Patron-exclusive content, and during brand updates, you will get a special thank-you gift, something Curling related.

Fifth End
$20 or more per month

Fifth End supporters will get the shout-out, access to exclusive content, a thank you gift, and a selection of Curling pins to add to their collection.

Sixth End
$50 or more per month

Sixth End supporters will get the shout-out, access to exclusive content, the thank you gift, the selection of pins, and a jersey.  Jerseys are varied based on avalibility.