Chargers women’s hoops program pays it forward

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Bonita Joe

September 16, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Camosun Chargers basketball teams are warming up for the 2013-14 season by paying it forward with two upcoming special community events:

Chargers Women’s Basketball Intra-Squad Game

The Chargers women’s basketball team will divide to conquer at St. Margaret’s School on Friday, September 20 to help raise funds in support of cancer research. The squad will split into two teams with the blues tipping off against the whites at 6pm.

“Our hope is to attract a reasonable crowd to raise funds for a good cause while getting to play a game before we start our exhibition season,” comments Chargers Head Coach Brett Westcott.

Volunteers from St. Margaret’s will run the boards and collect admission at the gate which is by donation with all the proceeds going to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Chargers Women’s Basketball Pre-Season Coaches’ Clinic

On Saturday, September 28, the Chargers will run their annual Pre-Season Coaches’ Clinic starting at 9:30am at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE).The clinic is absolutely FREE and open to ALL Vancouver Island basketball coaches. Aimed at helping coaches boost their skills, this year’s clinic features a new series of offensive and defensive drills as well as tips and recommendations on strength and conditioning and mental training and performance.

Chargers coaching staff will be joined by program associates, Steve MacKinnon (who provided Strength and Conditioning expertise to the National Women’s Rugby 15’s team this summer) and Megan McDougall (Mental Training Consultant for the University of Ottawa women’s basketball program) to deliver the clinic sessions

Last year’s event attracted over 40 coaches from Island schools, clubs and the community. Advance registration for the clinic is not required. Coaches will receive a registration package and be signed in upon arrival at the PISE gymnasium.


Scott Harrigan
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