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Brandon Bobcats basketball team help out young Alexander girl

23.08.2019 08:34
By: Harry Callaghan

9-year-old Sophie Terasaki is battling bone cancer

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - A young Alexander girl is getting some help from the Brandon Bobcats basketball team.

Men's coach Gil Cheung says he saw a GoFundMe campaign about 9-year old Sophie Terasaki's battle with bone cancer.

"I've got two young kids of my own, and I think we have a great platform here at B-U to be able to reach the community, and I thought it would be a great way to help them out financially," he says.

So, the Bobcats are hosting a co-ed fundraising camp at the Healthy Living Centre this Sunday (Aug 25) for young athletes in Grades 2 to 12.

It's free - but you're encouraged to make a donation to help Sophie's family.

Cheung says when word got out he was planning Sunday's event, he started receiving donations from people wanting to help.

"I've already had about 10 donations from people in the community who don't have kids and just want to help out, and they're going to come down on Sunday. Some have contacted me to ask where to send a cheque." he says. "It's going to be a great day. It's three hours and the kids are going to be active and having a great time, at a great facility, and helping out Sophie and her family as well."  

Bobcats players and staff are volunteering their time at the camp which runs from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.