by Sheila Kerry
January 27, 2014, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) – UPEI Athletics and Recreation have scheduled the seventh annual Shoot for the Cure fundraiser taking place on Saturday, February 8. The women’s basketball team will host CIS #1 ranked Saint Mary’s Huskies with a tip off time of 3:00 pm.
Shoot for the Cure is a fundraising initiative by the CIS women’s basketball coaches association to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and other related charities.
The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007, with over $600,000 in donations. Last season, for the second year in a row, all CIS women’s basketball teams participated in the program.
The entire Panther team is involved in the local fundraising effort, with a committee led by UPEI student-athletes Danielle MacDonald and Jenna Jones. The fundraising goal has been set at $3,000 to be achieved through activities including: Shoot for the Cure t-shirts, paper icons, a bake sale, a 50/50 draw, and other Panther team initiatives.
Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend. Go Panthers Go!