CIS Women's Basketball - All 44 CIS programs to take part in Shoot for the Cure

CIS Women's Basketball - All 44 CIS programs to take part in Shoot for the Cure

Dec. 11, 2012

 

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:

 

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

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. Wilfrid 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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