New Look for Huskie Women’s Basketball Fundraiser

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Daniel Herrick

May 29, 2013, (ISN) – A new logo, name and a new time are some of the changes being made to help raise more scholarship dollars for the Huskie women’s basketball team.

The new logo features a basketball with a Huskies paw print with the “Raise a Paw” name for the annual breakfast. With the success of other events like the Dogs’ Breakfast and Off the Leash Luncheon, organizers of the women’s basketball event are looking to take advantage by following that same model.

“The women’s team has won two Canada West Championships in the past seven years and have been to the national championship 6 times in the past 8 years,” says Jill Humbert, interim head coach of the Huskies. ‘We know that in order to continue the recent success of our program, an increase in scholarship dollars will help us attract the best student-athletes to play and study here in Saskatchewan.”

While last year’s brunch raised $20,000 in scholarship funds, the hope is that by moving this event from a Sunday to during the workweek the event will attract more people. With the constant rise of tuition costs these scholarship dollars will help Huskie athletes to compete at an elite level while receiving a world class education. For 2013, Raise A Paw will be held Thursday, October 24 at TCU Place.

This year’s breakfast will mark the return of Lisa Thomaidis as head coach after a year sabbatical and the chance to celebrate her appointment as head coach of the Senior Women’s National Team. The 2013-14 Huskies will feature the return of established stars as well as top recruits.

Details of the guest speaker and more information on the breakfast will be released in the future. For more information contact Jill Humbert at 306-966-1028.