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