Shoot for the Cure back for eighth year

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Oct 24, 2014

OTTAWA (CIS) – The CIS Women’s Basketball Coaches Association proudly announced Friday its fundraising initiative to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – and other related charities – is up and running for the eighth straight year.

The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007 with over $760,000 in donations. This season, for the fourth year in a row, all 47 CIS women’s basketball schools are set to participate in the program.

At the 2014 CIS championship in Windsor, last March, the WBCA presented a cheque for $112,898.03 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, while an additional $25,462.55 was amassed by universities that elected to donate their fundraised money to local or provincial organizations. The overall Shoot for the Cure total of $138,360.58 in 2013-14 made it the most successful edition to date.

Overall donations since 2007 now stand at $761,309.12, including $633,303.89 to CBCF.

Once again this year, CIS schools will raise money through regular season games, non-conference matches, tournaments and special events.

The 2014-15 activities kick off Friday night (Oct. 24) at Carleton University and at the University of Manitoba, which are both running multiple events over the weekend.

“We are very excited for the eighth edition of our annual Shoot for the Cure initiative,” says Jeff Speedy, University of New Brunswick head coach and Shoot for the Cure project manager. “We’re thrilled to have 100 percent participation from our women’s basketball programs for the fourth year in a row. Hopefully, our efforts will get us one step closer to finding a cure to combat this brutal disease.”

The fundraising initiative was the brainchild of Rod Gilpin, the long-time bench boss of Bishop’s women’s program now in his seventh season as head coach of the Gaiters’ men.

Below is a complete list of the 50 dates currently confirmed on the 2014-15 Shoot for the Cure schedule.

SHOOT FOR THE CURE YEAR-BY-YEAR DONATIONS:

2013-2014: $138,360.58 ($112,898.03 to CBCF)
2012-2013: $110,553.96 ($90,450.62 to CBCF)
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: $761,309.12 ($633,303.89 to CBCF)

SHOOT FOR THE CURE 2014-2015 SCHEDULE:

Date – Time (all times local) – Host – Event

October
24-26 – Carleton Basketball, hockey & football events
24-26 – Manitoba Shoot for the Cure Tournament

November
1 19:00 Western Exhibition vs. York (at Medway High School)
7 18:00 Dalhousie Regular season vs. UPEI
7 18:00 Thompson Rivers Regular season vs. UNBC
8 17:00 Trinity Western Regular season vs. Alberta
8 17:00 UBC Regular season vs. Victoria
15 18:00 Regina Regular season vs. Calgary
21 18:00 Acadia Regular season vs. Cape Breton
21 18:00 Waterloo Regular season vs. Ottawa
22 18:00 Acadia Regular season vs. Dalhousie
22 18:00 Waterloo Regular season vs. Carleton
28 18:00/20:00 Victoria Regular season vs. Alberta (women & men)

January
9-11 – UNB Basketball, hockey & volleyball events
9 18:00 Queen’s Regular season vs. Nipissing
15 18:00 Laval Regular season vs. McGill
16 18:00 Alberta Regular season vs. Manitoba
16 18:15 Saskatchewan Regular season vs. Regina
17 17:00 Alberta Regular season vs. Manitoba
17 17:00 Lethbridge Regular season vs. Calgary
17 17:00/19:00 UNBC Regular season vs. Thompson Rivers (women & men)
17 17:00/19:00 UBC Okanagan Regular season vs. Mount Royal (women & men)
17 18:00/20:00 Algoma Regular season vs. Toronto (women & men)
17 18:00 Bishop’s Regular season vs. Concordia
23 18:00 Nipissing Regular season vs. Laurentian
23 18:00 Fraser Valley Regular season vs. UBC Okanagan
24 18:00 Lakehead Regular season vs. Algoma
24 18:00 McMaster Regular season vs. Waterloo
24 18:00 York Regular season vs. Toronto
24 18:00 Calgary Regular season vs. Victoria
25-31 – Toronto Events throughout the week (w bball on Jan. 31)
29 18:00 McGill Regular season vs. UQAM
31 13:00 Laurentian Regular season vs. Nipissing
31 13:00 Guelph Regular season vs. Brock
31 17:00 UQAM Regular season vs. McGill
31 18:00 Memorial Regular season vs. StFX
31 18:00 Windsor Regular season vs. York

February
4 18:00 StFX Regular season vs. Saint Mary’s
4 18:00/20:00 Brock Regular season vs. Waterloo (women & men)
6 18:00 UPEI Regular season vs. Acadia
6 18:00 Wifrid Laurier Regular season vs. Algoma
6 18:00/20:00 MacEwan Regular season vs. UBC Okanagan (women & men)
7 14:00/16:00 Concordia Regular season vs. McGill (women & men)
7 17:00 Brandon Regular season vs. Victoria
7 18:00/20:00 Ryerson Regular season vs. Lakehead (women & men)
11 18:00 Saint Mary’s Regular season vs. Acadia
13 18:00 Winnipeg Regular season vs. Regina
13 18:00 Mount Royal Regular season vs. MacEwan
14 18:00 Bishop’s Regular season vs. McGill
21 18:00/20:00 Ottawa Regular season vs. Laurentian (women & men)

Note: Cape Breton University event to be confirmed.

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