UPDATE: Extreme cold weather has lead to the closure of Cochrane's RVS schools today. The event and basketball games have also been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a future date.
When Cochrane High School's two boys basketballs hit the court on Tuesday night, they'll be doing more than sinking more baskets; they'll be striking out against cancer.
CHS leadership is staging a "Hoops for a Cure" fundraiser in support Kids Cancer Care and Camp Kindle during the doubleheader when both the junior and senior basketball teams will be hosting the Bert Church Chargers.
Teacher Lisa Gordon Reece explains CHS Leadership will be accepting donations for admission to the games and are holding a raffle, thanks to the support of local businesses. Proceeds from a small concession will also be donated and fun games will be held during the halftime intermissions.
Spectators are encouraged to wear purple for the game.
The school previously held a "Hoops for a Cure" fundraiser two years ago for Kids Cancer Care in recognition of the support they provided multi-sport athlete Brock Weibe in his fight against cancer.
For over 25 years, the charitable foundation has helped families fight childhood cancer in Alberta. Their programs are uniquely designed to meet the needs of the whole family at each stage of the cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
At their Camp Kindle, located in the Water Valley area, they create magical camp experiences for children with cancer.
The junior game starts at 6 p.m. and the seniors follow at 7:45 p.m.