Scotiabank matches SHSS shoot-a-thon dollars

The Stanley Humphries Secondary School junior and senior girls basketball teams capped off a fund-raising campaign

Players and coaches from the Stanley Humphries Secondary girls basketball teams

The Stanley Humphries Secondary School junior and senior girls basketball teams capped off a fund-raising campaign with a shoot-a-thon on Sunday.

The money raised by the girls, $3,526.50, was doubled by the generosity of Scotiabank.

“The girls have been out getting pledges from the community for their shoot-a-thon,” said Scotia Bank’s Sherri Cates. “All the money the girls raise will be matched by Scotiabank to a maximum of $5,000. This is a program that we put on to be involved in the communities. I work for Scotiabank and my daughter plays for the senior team. It’s something we looked into last year but didn’t have time. They approached us this year and we said we’d come and help out.”

Cates and three of her co-workers were out at the final shoot-a-thon Sunday to see the girls finish their shooting, which took about an hour.

SHSS girl’s coaches Kim and Gord Matson were glad to have the bank on board for the fund-raiser.

“This has been awesome,” said Kim. “We’ve made a total of more than $7,000 with Scotiabank’s help. We’re very excited because we were desperately needing funding for the program.”

Both the junior and senior girls teams have played in a number of tournaments this year ranging from Trail to Invermere to Penticton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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