The University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team will host its annual Shoot for the Cure game night on Friday, Feb. 2, raising money for breast cancer research as they take on the Manitoba Bisons.
The U SPORTS national fundraising initiative, which generates funds for the Canadian Cancer Society and other related local and provincial charities, is in its 11th year. The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007, with over $1.1 million in donations to date. All 47 U SPORTS women’s basketball schools will once again participate for the seventh year in a row, and the Cascades have taken part in the fundraiser since its inception. In 2017, the Cascades raised upwards of $5,100, a team record.
On Feb. 2, the Cascades host the Bisons in a 6 p.m. tip-off (men’s game to follow at 8 p.m.) at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre. Fans will be given the opportunity to donate to the cause on game night, and are also invited to give online via the following link: gofundme.com/shoot-for-the-cure-ufv-wbball.