Shoot for the Cure back for 10th year after surpassing $1M benchmark

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    The CIS Women’s Basketball Coaches Association proudly announced Monday its fundraising initiative to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – and other related charities – is up and running for a 10th straight year.
    The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007 with over $1 million in donations. This season, for the sixth year in a row, all 47 CIS women’s basketball schools are set to participate in the program.
    At the 2016 CIS championship last March in Fredericton, N.B. the WBCA presented a cheque for $98,775.90 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. An additional $25,836.86 was amassed by universities that elected to donate their fundraised money to local or provincial organizations, bringing the overall Shoot for the Cure total for the 2015-16 season to $124,612.76, and the nine-year total to $1,011,283.64.
    “Passing the $1 million mark last season in total money raised from the Shoot For The Cure initiatives was very exciting but this is a new year and we still have a terrible disease out there that affects far too many people every day,” said Jeff Speedy, Shoot for the Cure project manager and head coach at the University of New Brunswick.
    “My goal is not another one million, yet, but for us continue to have 100 per cent participation in the Shoot For The Cure initiative by all CIS women’s basketball teams like we have for the past few years. I really want to see our women’s basketball programs continue to work hard to raise awareness and funds.”
    Once again this year, CIS schools will raise money through regular season games, tournaments and other special events. The first Shoot for the Cure games of 2016-17 are scheduled for Nov. 25 at Victoria – host of the 2017 CIS Women’s Basketball Championship – Mount Royal and Thompson Rivers

    The 2017 CIS Championship is set for March 9 to 12.

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

    SHOOT FOR THE CURE YEAR-BY-YEAR DONATIONS:

    2015-2016: $124,612.76 ($98,775.90 to CBCF)
    2014-2015: $125,361.76 ($102,312.05 to CBCF)
    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: $1,011,283.64 ($834,391.84 to CBCF)

    SHOOT FOR THE CURE 2016-2017 SCHEDULE:

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

    November
    25        18:00               Victoria                        Regular season vs. UBC
    25        18:00               Mount Royal                Regular season vs. MacEwan
    25        18:00               Thompson Rivers        Regular season vs. UBC Okanagan
    26        13:00               Waterloo                      Regular season vs. Western
    26        17:00               UBC                            Regular season vs. Victoria
    26        18:00               UPEI                            Regular season vs. Memorial
    26        16:00               Manitoba                     Regular season vs. Alberta

    December
    1          18:00               Alberta                         Regular season vs. MacEwan
    3          17:00               UNBC                          Regular season vs. Thompson Rivers

    January
    7          18:15               Saskatchewan              Regular season vs. UBC
    10        18:00               Dalhousie                    Regular season vs. Acadia
    13        18:00               Carleton                       Regular season vs. Nipissing
    13        18:00               Ottawa                         Regular season vs. Laurentian
    14        18:00               Lakehead                     Regular season vs. Brock
    14        17:00               Lethbridge                   Regular season vs. Saskatchewan
    14        17:00               UBC Okanagan            Regular season vs. Victoria
    14        17:00               Brandon                       Regular season vs. MacEwan
    14        18:00               Queen’s                       Regular season vs. Toronto
    19        18:00               Concordia                    Regular season vs. McGill
    20/21   18:00/17:00     Calgary                         Regular season vs. Saskatchewan
    20        13:00               Laurentian                   Regular season vs. Nipissing
    21        18:00               Laurier                         Regular season vs. Toronto
    21        18:00               McGill                         Regular season vs Concordia
    21        18:00               Brock                           Regular season vs. York
    27-29   12:00               Toronto                        Events all weekend / Regular season vs.                                                                                     McMaster (28th)
    28        18:00               Regina                         Regular season vs. Calgary
    28        18:00               Windsor                       Regular season vs.  Ottawa
    28        17:00               UQAM                         Regular season vs. Laval

    February
    1          18:00               Ryerson                       Regular season vs. York
    3          18:00               Saint Mary’s                Regular season vs. StFX
    3          18:00               Winnipeg                     Regular season vs. Regina
    3          18:00               MacEwan                     Regular season vs. UBC Okanagan
    4          18:00               Algoma                          Regular season vs. Western
    10        18:00               Nipissing                      Regular season vs. Laurentian
    10        18:00               York                            Regular season vs. Ottawa
    10        17:00               Trinity Western            Regular season vs. UBC
    10-11   18:00/20:00     UNB                            Regular season vs. StFX (women & men)
    11        20:00               Bishop’s                      Regular season vs. Laval
    11        18:00               Guelph                         Regular season vs. Lakehead
    11        18:00               Memorial                     Regular season vs. UPEI
    17        18:00               Laval                           Regular season vs. UQAM
    17        18:00               Acadia                         Regular season vs. StFX

    More games will be added at a later date.

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