Sea-Hawks Shoot for the Cure
On Saturday, February 2nd the Sea-Hawks will host their annual Shoot for the Cure game for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Proceeds from 50-50 ticket sales will go to support the cause. The game will also be played with a special commemorative pink official CIS basketball.
Game time is 6 p.m. versus Acadia University. The game will be held at the Field House and cash donations will also be accepted.
The CIS Women's Basketball Coaches Association proudly announced Friday its fundraising initiative to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - and other related charities - is up and running for a sixth straight year.
The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007 with over half a million dollars in donations ($512,394.58). For the first time last season, all CIS women's basketball programs participated in the campaign.
At the 2012 CIS championship last March in Calgary, the WBCA presented a cheque for $98,706.92 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, while an additional $22,541.78 was amassed by schools that elected to donate their fundraised money to local or provincial organizations, bringing the 2011-12 Shoot for the Cure overall total to $121,248.70.
In the first four years of the initiative, the WBCA had presented cheques of $50,320.87, $81,512.96, $94,650.96 and $104,763.53 to the CBCF, with another $82,439.34 going to local organizations.
Once again this year, CIS schools will raise money through regular season games, non-conference matches, tournaments and special events.