The annual Shoot for the Cure game sees UPEI Panthers host the UNB Varsity Reds tonight at 6 p.m. in Atlantic University Sport women’s basketball action.
Funds raised go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
“I, as well as so many others, have been touched by the stories and the strength of people affected by breast cancer,” said guard Kimeshia Henry. “We are able to bring the community together (tonight) to educate, raise funds and bring awareness in hopes of aiding in the fight to combat breast cancer. My team and I are so lucky to be part of this battle and we won’t let up until the fight is won.”
The game will feature a bake sale, raffle draw, and Shoot for the Cure T-shirts.
The campaign has proven a success since it was launched in the 2007, with more than $1.25 million in donations. All 47 U Sports women’s basketball teams will once again participate in the program for the eighth year in a row.
On the court, the game is important with four points on the line and the season winding down. UPEI (12-2) is leading the conference with 32 points while UNB (9-6) is fourth.
The men host UNB at 8 p.m. The Reds (10-5) are second in the conference while the Panthers (4-10) are in a battle for the final playoff spots. Five teams are separated by six points for the final three post-season berths.
“After a couple of really tough losses on the road this past weekend, we are happy to be back in our familiar environment at home,” said coach Darrell Glenn. “I am hopeful that our team will play with the urgency that the situation demands.”