EDMONTON - The Alberta Pandas basketball team will be raising money for cancer research, as they host the annual U SPORTS ‘Shoot for the Cure’ campaign on Saturday night at Saville Community Sports Centre.
This Saturday, the Pandas will do their part to support the campaign by working with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and funds to support cancer research. The Alberta women enter their weekend series vs MacEwan sitting third in Canada West with a 10-2 record, having won six-straight conference games.
Fans of the Pandas can also donate before the game on Saturday, by going HERE.
The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007, with over $1.3 million in donations to date. With the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks debuting in their inaugural season, the initiative grows to 48 U SPORTS women’s basketball programs taking part – marking the ninth straight year of full participation.
U SPORTS schools will raise money through regular season games in Canada West, the OUA, RSEQ and AUS, as well as other special events. A cheque will be presented to CCS – which merged with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) in February 2017 – during the gold medal game of the 2020 U SPORTS Final 8 Basketball Championships, hosted jointly by Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group.
For more information on the Shoot For the Cure Campaign, click HERE.