Charitable basketball games at home this weekend on Friday night will be the annual KidSport night while on Saturday the Shoot for the Cure will tip-off at UBC Okanagan. Volleyball continues on the road with matches in Winnipeg versus the Wesmen.
FRIDAY, JAN 13th | Annual KidSport Games:
Basketball (M & W)
6 PM | Heat Women's Basketball (2-10) vs the Victoria Vikes (6-4) | Webcast | Live Stats // Canada West conference match*
8 PM | Heat Men's Basketball (2-10) vs the Victoria Vikes (3-7) | Webcast | Live Stats // Canada West conference match*
SATURDAY, Jan 14th | Annual Shoot for the Cure:
Basketball (M & W)
5 PM | Heat Women's Basketball vs the Victoria Vikes | Webcast | Live Stats // Canada West conference match*
7 PM | Heat Men's Basketball vs the Victoria Vikes | Webcast | Live Stats // Canada West conference match*
Away Events (All times in PST)
FRIDAY, JAN 13th:
Volleyball (M & W)
4 PM | #9 Heat Women's Volleyball (8-4) at the Winnipeg Wesmen (1-11) | Webcast | Live Stats // Canada West conference match^
5:30 PM | Heat Men's Volleyball (4-8) at the Winnipeg Wesmen (4-8) | Webcast | Live Stats // Canada West conference match^
SATURDAY, Jan 14th:
Volleyball (M & W)
3 PM | Heat Men's Volleyball at the Winnipeg Wesmen | Webcast | Live Stats // Canada West conference match^
4:30 PM | #8 Heat Women's Volleyball at the Winnipeg Wesmen | Webcast | Live Stats // Canada West conference match^
^Ticket Information | All games to be played at the Duckworth Centre, Winnipeg, MB
*Friday night is the sixth annual KidSport Games. KidSport Kelowna is partnering with UBC Okanagan Athletics to host ‘KidSport Night’ on January 13, 2017 at UBC Okanagan Heat men’s & women’s basketball games. Free admission will be given to school sports/club sports teams who wear their jerseys and all youth under the age of 12. For every three pointer made by the Heat $50 will be donated to KidSport™.
A grand total of $3250 has been raised on made threes since 2012. Last February KidSportTM earned $800 off of the sharp shooters from UBC Okanagan. In previous years the Heat's men and women's team have raised: (2015, $350), (2014, $500), (2013, $900), and (2012, $700) for the charity.
KidSport events during the varsity action at UBC Okanagan:
- Paper Airplane Throwing Contest @ Halftime during the women's basketball game.
- Heat Athletics will host a “By Donation” Paper Airplane Throwing contest during the Women’s game.
- Free Throw Contest @ Halftime during the men's basketball game.
- Heat Athletics will host a Free Throw Contest during Men’s game.
- All proceeds from these half-time contests will be donated to KidSport Kelowna.
- Tommy Gun's stylists will be on hand and cut Heat men's basketball guard Aldrich Berrios hair during the half time of the women's game.
UBC Okanagan Athletics has donated 100 free entry tickets for KidSport Kelowna families to attend the games that night.
Please email ticket requests to: Kelowna@kidsportcanada.ca
KidSport™ Kelowna was launched in the 2002 and provides grants for local children 18 years and under to participate in a sports. So come out to cheer on the Heat and support KidSport!
About KidSport™ BC:
KidSport™ was established in 1993 by Sport BC as a community based sport-funding program that provides grants to children ages 18 and under to participate in organized amateur sport. There are now 40 community chapters in BC and 175 chapters across Canada. KidSport™ works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sport participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!’
For more information contact:
Cheryl Browne, Chair | KidSport™ Kelowna Chapter.
This is the ninth year the CIS Women's Basketball Coaches Association dedicated a game to raise money and awareness or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - and other related charities.
This year on Saturday a pink official U Sports ball will be auctioned off for charity.
The Heat and the women's basketball team have participated in the fundraiser since 2011-12 season, the first year UBC Okanagan played as a member of the CIS.
Previous UBCO 'Shoot for the Cure' dates:
- 2015/16 vs MacEwan (Feb. 13, 2016)
- 2014/15 vs Mount Royal (Jan. 17, 2015)
- 2013/14 vs Trinity Western (Jan. 18, 2014)
- 2012/13 vs Lethbridge (Jan. 12, 2013)
- 2011/12 vs Victoria (Feb. 3, 2012)
For any changes in game times or venues, check goheat.ca for the latest information.