CIS womenâ??s basketball Shoot for the Cure back for sixth year

CIS womenâ??s basketball Shoot for the Cure back for sixth year

CIS women’s basketball

Shoot for the Cure back for sixth year

 

Oct. 12, 2012

 

OTTAWA (CIS) – 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.

 

The Bishop’s University Gaiters kick off the 2012-13 activities this weekend in Sherbrooke, Que., with their Reebok Shoot for the Cure tournament. The four-team competition runs from Friday to Sunday.

 

“We are excited to be back to do our part to fight this brutal disease,” says Jeff Speedy, University of New Brunswick head coach and Shoot for the Cure project manager. “It was great to push our total over half a million dollars last year and it was also great that for the first time, all CIS women’s basketball teams participated. The goal is to keep our level of support at 100% and do everything we can to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.”

 

The 2012-13 Shoot for the Cure schedule is currently comprised of 45 events on 40 campuses across the country. More events will be announced over the next few weeks. A total of 44 universities compete in CIS women’s basketball.

 

The fundraising initiative was the brainchild of Rod Gilpin, the long-time bench boss of the Bishop’s women’s program now in his fifth season as head coach of the Gaiters’ men’s team.

 

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:

 

Date – Time (all times 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

2          18:00               Thompson Rivers        Regular season vs. UNBC

3          18:00               UBC                            Regular season vs. Trinity Western

16        18:00               Waterloo                      Regular season vs. Ryerson

16        18:00               Alberta                         Regular season vs. Lethbridge

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

 

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        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          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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