ALL 44 CIS PROGRAMS TO TAKE PART IN SHOOT FOR THE CURE



OTTAWA
(CIS) – The CIS Women’s Basketball Coaches Association proudly announced Tuesday that for the second consecutive year, all CIS women’s basketball schools will take part in Shoot for the Cure, the WBCA’s fundraising campaign for the fight against breast cancer.

Shoot for the Cure has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007 with over half a million dollars ($512,394.58) in donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and other related charities in its first five editions.

In 2011-12, which marked the first time all CIS women’s basketball programs participated in the initiative, the WBCA presented a cheque for $98,706.92 to the Foundation and an additional $22,541.78 was donated to local or provincial organizations, bringing the Shoot for the Cure overall total to $121,248.70.

The initial ‘12-13 Shoot for the Cure schedule announced in October was comprised of 45 events on 40 campuses, including regular season games, non-conference matches and tournaments. Four more schools have since confirmed their fundraising events, including Brock, McGill, Concordia and UNBC.

“We’re very excited to have all programs on board once again this season. It has always been one of our main objectives and after we achieved that goal for the first time a year ago, it’s now important to keep our level of support at 100% every year,” says Jeff Speedy, University of New Brunswick head coach and Shoot for the Cure project manager.  

Adding to the excitement around this season’s fundraising campaign, pink balls will be used at various events this winter, thanks to the cooperation of Wilson Sports Equipment Canada, the official basketball supplier of CIS.

“This is something we’ve had in mind for a little while and Wilson really came through with those basketballs. They look fantastic,” says Speedy. “To see a partner like Wilson get directly involved in Shoot for the Cure is very stimulating. It will make this sixth edition extra special.”

SHOOT FOR THE CURE YEAR-BY-YEAR DONATIONS:

2011-2012: $121,248.70 ($98,706.92 to CBCF)
2010-2011: $143,596.25 ($104,763.53 to CBCF)
2009-2010: $104,715.80 ($94,650.96 to CBCF)
2008-2009: $92,512.96 ($81,512.96 to CBCF)
2007-2008: $50,320.87 ($50,320.87 to CBFC)
TOTAL: $512,394.58 ($429,955.24 to CBCF)

SHOOT FOR THE CURE 2012-2013 SCHEDULE:

Month

Date

Time (Local)

Host

Event

October

12-14

-

Bishop’s

Reebok Shoot for the Cure Tournament

 

19-21

-

Manitoba

Shoot for the Cure Tournament

November

1

18:15

Regina

Regular Season vs. Saskatchewan

 

3

17:00

Thompson Rivers

Regular Season vs. UNBC

 

10

17:00

UBC

Regular Season vs. Thompson Rivers

 

16

18:00

Waterloo

Regular Season vs. Ryerson

 

16

18:00

Alberta

Regular Season vs. Lethbridge

 

16

18:00

UNBC

Regular Season vs. UBC Okanagan

 

17

18:00

Waterloo

Regular Season vs. Toronto

 

17

18:00

Alberta

Regular Season vs. Lethbridge

 

23

18:00

Carleton

Regular Season vs. Lakehead

 

24

17:00

Trinity Western

Regular Season vs. Manitoba

 

30

18:00

Wilfrid Laurier

Regular Season vs. Ottawa

December

28-30

-

Concordia

Concordia Reebok Invitational

January

5

13:00

Western

Regular Season vs. Brock

 

10

17:00

Queen’s

Regular Season vs. York

 

11

18:00

Acadia

Regular Season vs. Dalhousie

 

12

12:00

McMaster

Regular Season vs. Western

 

12

16:00

UPEI

Regular Season vs. Saint Mary’s

 

12

17:00

UBC Okanagan

Regular Season vs. Lethbridge

 

19

13:00

Brock

Regular Season vs. Wilfred Laurier

 

19

18:00

Memorial

Regular Season vs. Dalhousie

 

19

18:00

York

Regular Season vs. Ryerson

 

19

18:00

Laurentian

Regular Season vs. Toronto

 

19

18:00

Lethbridge

Regular Season vs. Fraser Valley

 

19

18:15

Saskatchewan

Regular Season vs. Thompson Rivers

 

20

18:00

Memorial

Regular Season vs. Dalhousie

 

25

18:00

Dalhousie

Regular Season vs. UPEI

 

25

18:00

Ottawa

Regular Season vs. Laurentian

 

25

18:00

Winnipeg

Regular Season vs. Calgary

 

26

17:00

Fraser Valley

Regular Season vs. UNBC

 

26

18:00

Lakehead

Regular Season vs. Wilfrid Laurier

 

26

18:00

Toronto

Regular Season vs. Queen’s

February

1

18:00

Cape Breton

Regular Season vs. UPEI

 

1

18:00

UNB

Regular Season vs. Dalhousie

 

1

13:00

McGill

Regular Season vs. Concordia

 

1

20:00

Calgary

Regular Season vs. Regina

 

2

15:00

Windsor

Regular Season vs. Brock

 

2

17:00

UQAM

Regular Season vs. Bishop’s

 

2

17:00

Calgary

Regular Season vs. Regina

 

7

18:00

St. Francis Xavier

Regular Season vs. Acadia

 

7

18:00

Laval

Regular Season vs. McGill

 

9

13:00

Guelph

Regular Season vs. Brock

 

9

17:00

Mount Royal

Regular Season vs. Victoria

 

15

18:00

Saint Mary’s

Regular Season vs. Dalhousie

 

15

18:00

Brandon

Regular Season vs. Regina

 

16

17:00

Brandon

Regular Season vs. Regina

 

16

17:00

Victoria

Regular Season vs. UBC

 

16

18:00

Ryerson

Regular Season vs. Toronto

 
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