Charlottetown, PEI (January 30, 2019)—The Panthers give back this week with a pair of important games in support of breast cancer research with the Shoot for the Cure events.
The annual Shoot for the Cure game sees UPEI Women's Basketball host the University of New Brunswick at 6:00 pm in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.
"Saturday is a big game for the team not only in the scope of the AUS, but also because it is our Shoot for the Cure game," said coach Matt Gamblin. "We hope everyone can throw on something pink and come out to cheer and support!"
The game will feature a bake sale, raffle draw, and Shoot for the Cure t-shirts.
The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007, with over $1.25 million in donations to date. All 47 U SPORTS women's basketball schools will once again participate in the program for the eighth year in a row.
"I as well as so many others have been touched by the stories and the strength of people affected by breast cancer," said Kimeshia Henry with UPEI Women's Basketball. "On February 2, we are able to bring the community together 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 men host UNB at 8:00 pm.
"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."
As usual, all UPEI students get into home games for free! Come on our and cheer on your Panthers!
Go Panthers Go!
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