PEMBROKE, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Pembroke Girls Basketball team is at it again, raising money for Roswell Park and captivating an entire community while they're at it.
The ninth annual Shooting for a Cure basketball game was held Thursday night. Community members wearing pink t-shirts filled the stands, while the Pembroke girls in their pink jerseys kept their eyes on the pink basketball moving up and down the court.
Shooting for a Cure started after the wife of the Pembroke Girls Basketball coach was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. That January, the team started a fundraiser game to donate money to Roswell.
That year, raising $5,000 was considered a huge success. This year, the team says they have raised more than $31,000, shattering last year's one-night-record.
All in, over the last nine years, the team has raised well over $100,000 for the cancer center.
Thursday night was a 'win' in multiple respects for Pembroke. The team beat Oakfield-Alabama with a score of 50-47.
The team will present Roswell with a check of the money raised on Friday.