VICTORIA (U SPORTS) – The U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Coaches Association proudly announced Sunday the organization had raised $90,703.21 for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in 2016-17, thanks to the milestone 10th edition of its annual Shoot For The Cure initiative.
The impressive amount was unveiled following the first quarter of the championship final – between the Laval Rouge et Or and McGill Martlets – of the ArcelorMittal Dofasco U SPORTS Women’s Final 8 at the University of Victoria’s CARSA Performance Gym. Jeff Speedy, project manager for Shoot For The Cure and head coach of the UNB Varsity Reds, presented a cheque to Jan Buehler, Team Lead Annual Giving at the Canadian Cancer Society.
An additional $31,571.76 was amassed by schools that elected to donate their fundraised money to local or provincial organizations, bringing this season’s Shoot For The Cure overall total to $122,274.97 and the decade-long total to $1,133,558.61 since the initiative was launched in 2007-08 to raise awareness and money to fight the deadly disease.
“It was another great year for the Shoot For The Cure initiative,” said Speedy. “We raised over $120,000 as a group and the Canadian Cancer Society will be receiving close to $90,000 to continue the fight against this terrible disease. I am very proud of our coaches and student athletes for their dedication again this year. Their efforts are very impressive and really show the quality of role models we have in U SPORTS Women’s Basketball.”
SHOOT FOR THE CURE YEAR-BY-YEAR DONATIONS:
2016-17: $122,274.97 ($90,703.21 to CCS)
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)