PEMBROKE, N.Y. — When the Pembroke Girls Basketball team takes to the court Thursday evening, it will be about much more than winning a game.
They want to help people win their fight against cancer, and they hope to raise money for cancer research and awareness through their annual Shooting for a Cure game.
Pembroke's JV team will tip off against Oakfield-Alabama at 5 p.m. at Pembroke High School. The varsity game begins at 7 p.m.
The team hopes to raise $30,000 for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center this year. The team has raised more than $120,000 during the previous eight charity games.
Shooting for a Cure has become one of Roswell's largest community-based fundraising efforts.
Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation. There are other ways to support the cause at the game, including food and beverage purchases, raffles and merchandise purchases.