The Algoma Thunderbirds basketball teams will be donning pink this Friday evening at the George Leach Centre (GLC) in their annual Shoot for the Cure, Cancer Awareness basketball games, sponsored by the Algoma University Alumni Council. Proceeds raised will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Cancer Awareness basketball games are part of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s (CIS) annual Shoot for the Cure event, which aims to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year at the CIS Championship held in Quebec City, Quebec, a cheque for $102,312.05 was donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and an additional $23,149.71 was amassed by universities that elected to donate their fundraised money to local or provincial charities. Since its inception in 2007, over $886,000 has been raised by Shoot for the Cure. The CIS is hoping to surpass the one million dollar mark in the 2015-16 season.
Gate proceeds from Friday evening’s games will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. At half-time, alumna Kathleen Hodgson will be cutting and donating her hair to Locks of Love. The haircut has been generously donated by Casey Barry of The Hair Emporium. Chuck-a-ball will also occur at half-time. Donations will also be accepted, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. Fans can also donate online at the Algoma Thunderbirds Canadian Cancer Society webpage.
The women take to the court at 6:00pm followed by the men at 8:00pm.
The Thunderbirds will take on the Waterloo Warriors. The women’s Warriors are currently 2-11 while the men are 1-12 in the OUA West. The Thunderbirds’ women are 0-12 and the men are 1-11 in the OUA West.
For more information on how you can donate, please contact Varsity Sports Coordinator Rachel Johnson at 705-949-2301, Ext 4512 or email at [email protected].
For more information on ticket pricing, please visit www.algomathunderbirds.ca.