The recently hosted Brandon Sun Spartans Invitational Basketball Tournament (BSSI), which is the largest high school tournament in Manitoba, added a special fundraiser to it for this year to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
The "Fight for the Cure" initiative generated $3298.38 at the tournament which will be matched by other funders, bringing the support to $6600. The initiative was started at Neelin to support Mike Adamski, its former principal who is currently going through 30 days of treatments to “fight” the brain cancer that he was diagnosed with.
|Mike Adamski (right) with Michael Wenham (left)|
Mike commented, “The support has been tremendous for my family and me. As a dad of two current Neelin students, it relieves some of the stress that has been connected with all of this. I did not see any of this coming. Thank you to ALL for your help”.
Thank you to those who supported the cause! If you would like top support this cause, please do so on the Canadain Cancer Sociaety donation page. When prompted, you can include the following in the area you wish to 'honour'...
"Brandon Sun Spartans Invitational Tournament - Mike Adamski"
Read more about some other local initiatives in the Westman Journal and BdnMB.ca.
Basketball Manitoba thanks Don Thomson, the varsity boys basketball coach at Neelin and Tournament Chair along with all the volunteers for all their tremendous work in hosting the tournament each year and by adding the special fundraiser to this year's event!
Photo credit: http://bdnmb.ca/bdnmb-live/brandon-teen-to-shave-head-in-support-of-local-principal/493