Basketball Team Hosts Cougars for the Cure

Basketball Team Hosts Cougars for the Cure

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Basketball Team Hosts Cougars for the Cure

By Nick Braccia

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By Nick Braccia

Photo Credit: The South Charlotte Sports Report

Photo Credit: The South Charlotte Sports Report

On January 15th, the Charlotte Catholic Basketball Teams hosted the third annual Cougars for a Cure basketball tournament.

 The tournament is for the funding of cancer research at the Levine Cancer Institute. The first year Charlotte Catholic hosted the tournament, $9,000 was raised. The second year, $27,000 was raised. This year the tournament raised over $30,000. The Charlotte Catholic Basketball team has hosted the tournament since 2013. Over the past three years, the tournament has grown in popularity among students, and has helped to raise over $66,000.

 In order to raise the money, Matthew and Mitchell Salvino sold both long and short sleeve tee shirts during all lunch periods. Students could wear their Cougars for a Cure tee shirt to the basketball game to get in free. In addition, the basketball teams participated in a Free-throw competition where the money raised supported the Cougars 4 a Cure fundraiser.

 The team also planned a dress down day on January 7th, with all proceeds going to cancer research.

 All proceeds from the event were donated to Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute and incorporated into the Carolinas Bladder Cancer Fund, which supports innovative bladder cancer research projects and tissue banking efforts.

 

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