Print Edition: February 6, 2013
The UFV women’s basketball team was at it again last week, continuing their season-long campaign of putting up impressive numbers – only this time the numbers were put up off the court … and had a dollar sign in front of them. On January 25, 2013, the team hosted a breast cancer awareness night at Finnegan’s Pub, which included a variety of prize giveaways, a performance by Fanaticus and a silent auction for the grand prize of a weekend getaway in Harrison. After it was all said and done, the team had raised over $4000 towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) Yukon/BC chapter. This night was part of the breast cancer awareness weekend hosted by the Cascades.
The Tuesday before the event Cascades senior Alexa McCarthy manned a booth next to the Tim Horton’s on the Abbotsford campus from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.: “it’s kind of a small part of what we do,” said McCarthy. “We used that booth to sell a few more tickets to the fundraiser on Tuesday nights. We sold wristbands, t-shirts and tickets.”
The UFV women’s basketball team is known for having a positive impact on and off the court, their work with youth and charities is the most impressive of any varsity team. “We are obviously trying to be the best we can on the court,” said McCarthy. “Our community stuff is part of what it means to be on the team. It’s part of our identity.”
The men’s and women’s teams sported pink breast cancer awareness t-shirts during warm-up and during the game there was a booth open promoting support for the CBCF. Overall, the weekend highlighted the dedication to our community that our school’s student athletes have.