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Pembroke girls basketball team raises $31,000 for cancer research at annual fundraising game

Posted at 6:53 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 23:41:18-05

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.