By Dan Kinvig. The University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team is hosting its eighth annual CIS Shoot for the Cure fundraisers next week, in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Shoot for the Cure campaign was launched in 2007 by the CIS Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and has proven an overwhelming success, bringing in over $760,000 in donations in its first seven years. This season, for the fourth year in a row, all 47 CIS women’s basketball schools are set to participate.
The Cascades are partnering with the B.C./Yukon chapter of the CBCF for their fundraising initiatives, beginning on Thursday, Jan. 22 with a dinner and silent auction at Finnegan’s Pub & Grill at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and include a burger, side dish and drink. Items to be auctioned off include gift certificates and products donated by local businesses.
On Friday, Jan. 23, the Cascades’ home game vs. the UBC Okanagan Heat (6 p.m. tip-off, Envision Athletic Centre) has been designated their Shoot for the Cure night. They will be selling T-shirts and wristbands with the Shoot for the Cure logo, and will be soliciting direct donations from fans.
Hailey Kendall, a second-year Cascades guard who is coordinating the Shoot for the Cure effort this year, said her team enjoys putting on the events in support of such a worthy cause.
“It’s something fun that we get to do together,” she said. “We like giving back to the community – they give so much to us. That’s something we strive for as a team.”
Over the last four years, the Cascades have raised more than $10,000 for the B.C./Yukon CBCF.
For tickets, or to donate an item to the silent auction, call Kendall at 778-551-0558 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org.