SURREY â€” The KPU Eagles womenâ€™s basketball team is taking on an opponent of another kind: breast cancer.
The Kwantlen Polytechnic University team is hosting a game-night fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundationâ€™s (CBCF) B.C./Yukon chapter this Friday, Jan. 24, during a doubleheader that will see both the womenâ€™s and menâ€™s teams host Capilano University Blues.
Fans will be able to support CBCF by purchasing a pink T-shirt for $10, and ribbons, pens and bracelets by donation. In addition, spectators can bid on silent auction items and donate their game-night admission to CBCF.
â€œThe womenâ€™s team deserves a lot of credit for putting this together,â€ says David Kent, KPUâ€™s new director of recreation and athletics. â€œIn my experience, student athletes donâ€™t have a lot of time to spare, but they made the time for this because itâ€™s important.â€
Fridayâ€™s event will be held in the so-called â€œBirdâ€™s Nestâ€ â€“ the KPU Surrey gym, at 12666 72nd Ave., in Newton. Tipoff for the womenâ€™s game is 6 p.m. A silent auction featuring Vancouver Canucks and Abbotsford Heat tickets, among other items, will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets to the game are $5 for adults and $2 for students. For more details, visit www.kpu.ca.