Pembroke girls varsity basketball team Shoots for a Cure Thursday
Submitted by Billie Owens on January 22, 2013 - 2:21pm
Last year, the Pembroke High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team raised $4,000 to benefit America's first cancer center, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Downtown Buffalo, which was established in 1898. The money went toward breast cancer research.
On Thursday at 7 p.m., Pembroke will once again take to the court in a special Shooting for a Cure game. It will be played at Pembroke high against Holley.
“We hope to raise $5,000 this year and we plan on continuing Shooting for a Cure to raise more money in the future,” Coach Mike Wilson said. “So many people in our school and within the Pembroke community have been touched by breast cancer, it’s become overwhelming.
"That’s why it’s become important to our team to get involved and make a difference. We are definitely dedicated to helping Roswell find a cure.”
As with the first Shooting for a Cure fundraiser, a lineup of WNY merchants and individuals are generously supporting the cause. Donors include:
- The Buffalo Bisons (Buster Bison)
- Impressive Marks (pink team uniforms shirts, laces, socks and wristbands)
- Matt Steinberg (design game posters and programs)
- D & D Printing (posters and programs)
- Toshiba International Corporation
- Michael Moran/ACCO Brand Products (raffle donation),
- Alleghany Landscaping
- Next Generation Vending (water refreshments)
- Pizza Pantry (pizza)
- Kelsey Fenton (game night photography)
- aBc Consulting and Services (PR/Media Relations)
- and Jennifer Wilson (refreshments)
A half-time raffle will also take place with grand prizes generously donated by Bryan Wittman (four pack of Disney Theme Park passes), S&S Limousine (pink limousine rental) and Buttercrumbs Bakery ($100 gift certificate).
Admission to the game is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children and students under age 18.
The Pembroke High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team is nicknamed "The Dragons." Their motto is "Family-Hustle-Winning." The team has undertaken Shooting for a Cure as an annual event and they are committed to the hard work and dedication it will take to win the battle against breast cancer.