War­riors join forces with CIBC for Run for the Cure fundraiser drive

Moose Jaw Express.com - - Sports - Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Ex­press War­riors fan Lyle Hel­land pauses for a photo with player Bran­don Schuld­haus, Dal­ton Ha­mal­iuk, Jett Woo, Justin Almeida and Adam Evanoff.

The Moose Jaw War­riors had just joined the CIBC Run for a Cure fundrais­ing bake sale on Sept. 28 when team cap­tain Josh Brook came into the branch from the side­walk, $20 in hand.

A pass­ing mo­torist didn’t have time to come in and make a do­na­tion but handed the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens-drafted de­fence­man and his team­mates the money on his way in. With that, the Run for the Cure bake sale was one green bill to­wards the goal. Hav­ing the War­riors in­volved in the bake sale at the lo­cal High Street branch, saw play­ers hus­tling dona­tions on the side­walk out­side and pos­ing for pho­tos, as well as meet­ing bank pa­trons in­side – the added at­ten­tion made all the dif­fer­ence.

“I think it’s awe­some, es­pe­cially to hear that just now we were able to get a do­na­tion off the street when they weren’t able to come in to the branch and get some good­ies,” said event or­ga­nizer Vir­ginia Po­to­sme. “That’s fan­tas­tic! It’s just go­ing to help us a lit­tle bit more to get some funds raised.” The bake sale was just a small part of ef­forts to raise money for the Run for a Cure, which takes place Sun­day in Saska­toon and Regina. The lo­cal CIBC branch takes part in and raises money for the Regina race, with the bake sale aim­ing to hit the $500 mark. Provin­cially, it’s ex­pected more than $500,000 will be raised by more than 2,400 par­tic­i­pants; in to­tal $17 mil­lion will go to the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety from all over Canada.

Mem­bers of the Moose Jaw War­riors cheer as a car honks while driv­ing by CIBC dur­ing their Run for the Cure photo op.

Moose Jaw War­riors Bren­den Kwiatkowski, Kale Clous­ton, Josh Brook, Tristyn DeRoose and Ryan Peck­ford were on the side­walk drum­ming up dona­tions.

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