The Athlete Initiative program has announced details on it plans to to host the "Battle of the Border" All-Star Charity Basketball Game in support of Crystal Heisler's Battle Against Cancer on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 in Regina, Saskatchewan.  The special fundraiser is in support of Crystal Heisler, an ex University of Regina Cougar who was a part of the Cougars Gold medal Championship team in 2001. The "Battle of the Border" All-Star Basketball Game will run Saturday, April 19th, 6:00pm at the University of Regina, (CKHS), featuring a collection of ex - CIS players from their representing province. While both rosters will boast some incredible athletes who have played in the CIS for their respective teams, (Manitoba Bison, Winnipeg Wesmen, Regina Cougars and the Saskatchewan Huskies), Manitoba and Saskatchewan's hometown heroes will rally together to play high level basketball when they battle it out in hopes to raise money and awareness for Crystal Heisler and her treatments against cancer.

Saturday, April 19th, 6:00pm at the University of Regina, (CKHS)
Admission: Adults $15, Students $10
Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw, "$5 half court shots," shoot to win prizes (open to spectators)

Team Manitoba All Star Roster
Manitoba Roster Commitments (still to be determined):

  • Amy Ogidan (Oak Park Alumni, Wesmen Alumni, Cdn Ntl Jr. Team, U15 Provincial Coach 2014)
  • Alex MacIver (Garden City Collegiate Alumni, Wesmen Alumni)
  • Uzoma Asagwara (St. Norbert Collegiate, Wesmen Alumni, Academic All-Canadian, Rookie of the year, CIS Silver/2 Bronze Medal, Sr. WNT)
  • Melanie Schlichter (Glenlawn Collegiate, 2004-2009 Bison Alumni, Alberta Panda Alumni/ Bronze Medal)
  • Charmaine Walker (Izzard), (Sisler High School, Wesmen Alumni, CIS Silver/1 Bronze Medal)
  • Randie Gibson (Balfour Collegiate, Wesmen Alumni, 2006-2011)
  • Kelsey Solarchuk (Oak Park Collegiate, Played 2008-2013, Bobcat Alumni and Wesmen Alumni)
  • Melanie Talastas (St. John's Collegiate, Wesmen Alumni, 2002-2007, 2 CIS Silver & 2 CIS Gold medals)

Team Saskatchewan All Star Roster
Saskatchewan Roster Commitments (still to be determined):

  • Carmen Stewart (Thom, Cougar Alumni, CIS 2 Silver Medals)
  • Lara Schmidt (Balfour Collegiate, Cougar Alumni)
  • Brittany Read (Balfour Collegiate, Cougar Alumni, CanWest Gold 2013, CIS 3 Silver Medals)
  • Cymone Bernauer (Bouchard), (Balfour Collegiate, Cougar Alumni, U of R All-time scoring leader, steals leader, National developmental team, 2X FISU games team, CIS National champion '01, CIS Bronze '02, CIS Silver '04, CIS defensive player of the year 03', CIS NanCop Winner '04, played professional in Denmark for 1 season)
  • Megan Chamberlin (Campbell Collegiate, CanWest Gold 2013, CIS Silver 2013) Leah Levy (Anderson), (Winston Knoll, Cougar Alumni,2000-2005. Part of gold medal team 2001, Bronze 02, Silver 04. U of R co-MVP 2005)
  • Gabrielle Gheyssen (Cougar Alumni, Player for Cougars 2005-2010)

*The unique collection of ex CIS players will have you on the edge of your seat as you get to witness an exciting game all for a great cause.

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Businesses and individuals who want to participate will pledge a certain amount of ($ money) per basket made by the choice of the pledger. Ie) XYZ Company pledges $1/ per Saskatchewan basket made.

*The pledgers teams (final score), will determine the total money pledged by the business or individual. IE) Saskatchewan Final Points: 80 x $1 = $80 towards cause, (XYZ Company will donate $80 towards Heisler).

*Businesses who choose not to pledge can purchase sponsorship for event, read more below.

This event is aimed to raise basketball excitement in Regina's community as well as the awareness of Cancer. Come down to support your local hometown heroes while supporting a great cause.

GOLD: $125
+ Logo on all programs printed
+ Pre-post program mention in game script, each time out/halftime, (business promotions)
+ Logo on official program brochure and thank you
+ Opportunity to display 2 x 4 foot company banner on court baseline
+ 2 Free tickets to event
+ Official game poster: 1 Group photo of athletes who have participated in the event (give 3 weeks for printing and shipping)

Please email or call Suki Chhoeun, if you would like to be an official game sponsor at or 204-990-8582.

Thank you, and we will see you on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.

Warm regards,

Athlete Initiative

The half time show will consist of a 3pt shoot out between the MB allstar chosen in which she will go head to head against a Sask Allstar chosen. They will be given 1 minute to sink as many 3pt shots as possible, and the amount made will be added to the running score.. Please contact


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