Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | BataviasBest.org
Last night at Pembroke High School, the Dragons Girls Basketball team held their annual ‘Shooting for a Cure’ game vs Elba. This year, the Dragons were able to raise near $10,000 for Roswell Park Cancer Institute – which is a comprehensive cancer center affiliated with the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Although the game finished with a Pembroke loss, the true meaning of last night’s events were not the result of the contest, but rather the cause in which everyone was there for. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone.
With the Dragons gym packed to the absolute gills, the mass of people in attendance on Tuesday cheered on their Dragons from opening tip to the final buzzer while also supporting the cause by purchasing food from the concession stand (Perry’s Ice Cream, Original Pizza Logs, etc.), buying raffle tickets, and the many other options that were available to those who wanted to contribute what they had.
All in all, it was a fantastic night for such a fantastic cause and the Pembroke Girls Basketball team should truly be commended for what they have done to help raise cancer awareness over the past four years. In fact, since they began the ‘Shooting for a Cure’ game, there has been an uptick in the amount of benefit games such as these around the area – which must be attributed to the Dragons and the foresight with which they started this tradition.
Congratulations to the Lancers on winning last night’s game, but even more congratulations to the Dragons who continue to prove why they are winners off the court with each passing year.
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