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Women’s Basketball Shoot for the Cure

Shoot for the Cure

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The U SPORTS Women’s Basketball fundraising initiative to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) - and other related local and provincial charities - is up and running for a 12th straight year.

The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007, with over $1.25 million in donations to date. The 2018-19 initiative is set to kick off Wednesday night, and all 47 U SPORTS women’s basketball schools will once again participate in the program for the eighth year in a row.

**A full schedule of Shoot for the Cure events during the 2018-19 season is below.

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“I am excited that every U SPORTS women’s basketball team is poised to have a Shoot For The Cure event this season. There are many positive aspects of this national initiative but having 100% participation by all teams and their student athletes is always very special. I am really looking forward to hearing about many successful events from across the country.”

Jeff Speedy - Shoot for the Cure Project Manager, Head Coach of the UNB Reds

“We are so grateful to have the support of U SPORTS women’s basketball again this season. It is always refreshing to see young adults support the breast cancer cause. Funds raised through Shoot for the Cure fund groundbreaking breast cancer research in areas of risk reduction, screening, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. The advancements in these areas would not be possible if it wasn’t for initiatives like Shoot for the Cure and the trust and kindness of our donors.”

Jaime Legere - Director of Development, Atlantic for the Canadian Cancer Society

U SPORTS schools will raise money through regular season games and 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 2019 U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Final 8, hosted by Ryerson University.

The fundraising initiative was the brainchild of Rod Gilpin, the long-time bench boss of the Bishop’s women’s program, now in his 11th season as head coach of the Gaiters’ men.

A full schedule of Shoot for the Cure events during the 2018-19 season is below.

Date School Opponent Time (ET / PT)
Oct. 24 Guelph Western 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 27 Fraser Valley Thompson Rivers 9:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 3 Windsor Queen's 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 9 MacEwan Winnipeg 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 16 Alberta Lethbridge 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 16 UBC Thompson Rivers 9:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 16-17 Winnipeg Saskatchewan Friday: 7:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 23 Waterloo Nipissing 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 23 Mount Royal MacEwan 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 24 Saskatchewan Brandon 7:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m.
Nov. 30 Thompson Rivers Alberta 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 30 Nipissing Western 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 9 Wilfrid Laurier Brock 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 11 Trinity Western UBC 9:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 Brandon Alberta 9:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 Victoria Fraser Valley 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 Acadia Memorial 12:00 p.m. / 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 12 McMaster Wilfrid Laurier 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 Laurentian Ottawa 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 UNBC Manitoba 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 Queen's Toronto 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 15 Saint Mary’s Dalhousie 5:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 16 StFX Cape Breton 5:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 UBC Okanagan MacEwan 9:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 Ryerson Laurentian 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 Western Waterloo 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 Manitoba Trinity Western 7:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 19 Lethbridge Victoria 7:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 19 McGill Concordia 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 20 UPEI Dalhousie 12:00 p.m. / 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 26 Brock Algoma 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 26 York Nipissing 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 26 Memorial UPEI 5:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 26 Lakehead Western 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 25-27 UNB StFX Women: 5:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. Men: 8:00 p.m. / 5:00
Feb. 1-2 Algoma Guelph Women: 6:00 / 3:00 p.m. Men: 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 1 Toronto Ryerson 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 1 Calgary Thompson Rivers 8:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 2 Dalhousie Acadia 5:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 2 Regina Saskatchewan 7:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 2 UQAM Concordia 2:00 p.m. / 11:00 a.m.
Feb. 2 Cape Breton Saint Mary’s 5:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 9 Bishop’s Laval 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 14 Concordia McGill 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 Ottawa Laurentian 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 Carleton Nipissing 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 16 Laval UQAM 6:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.

SHOOT FOR THE CURE YEAR-BY-YEAR DONATIONS:

  • 2017-18: $118,958.16 ($100,961.31 to CCS)
  • 2016-17: $122,274.97 ($90,703.21 to CCS)
  • 2015-16: $124,612.76 ($98,775.90 to CBCF)
  • 2014-15: $125,361.76 ($102,312.05 to CBCF)
  • 2013-14: $138,360.58 ($112,898.03 to CBCF)
  • 2012-13: $110,553.96 ($90,450.62 to CBCF)
  • 2011-12: $121,248.70 ($98,706.92 to CBCF)
  • 2010-11: $143,596.25 ($104,763.53 to CBCF)
  • 2009-10: $104,715.80 ($94,650.96 to CBCF)
  • 2008-09: $92,512.96 ($81,512.96 to CBCF)
  • 2007-08: $50,320.87 ($50,320.87 to CBFC)

TOTAL:  $1,252,516.77 ($1,026,056.36 to CCS/CBCF)