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SUBJECT: Charity basketball game in honour of Terry Fox on Sept. 28

DATE: Sept. 20

Memorial University will present a Terry Fox Charity Basketball Game on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. with proceeds supporting the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research.

This family friendly event will take place at Memorial’s Physical Education gym, PE-2000, on the university’s St. John’s campus.

Terry Fox’s brother, Fred Fox, and Memorial Sea-Hawks players will join local personalities for an evening of fun and sport in support of cancer research.

Teammates include athletes, politicians, and television and radio personalities such as Leila Beaudoin, Fred Fox, Zach Goudie, Bill Hart, Angel Hiltz-Morrell, Steve Kent, Jamie Korab, Stephen Lethbridge, Shannell Lewis, James McLeod, Amanda Mews, Andrew Parsons, Kelly-Ann Roberts, Eddie Sheer and Heather Strong. Please note this list is subject to change.

NTV’s Eddie Sheer and CBC’s Ryan Snoddon will each conduct their weather reports onsite that evening.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Terry Fox Foundation N.L., and audience members are encouraged to wear their Terry Fox T-shirts. Merchandise will also be available for sale. Doors open at 6 p.m. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and are available at That Pro Look, Avalon Mall; Legend City, 46 Hamlyn Rd., or by emailing Dawn Corbett. Free admission for children 12 and under.

Heather Strong, director, Terry Fox Foundation N.L., says the gym at Memorial University is the ideal venue for this event.

“Terry was a university student when he started planning what would become the Marathon of Hope, and he actually competed in the Canada Games on this same court as a wheelchair athlete for Team B.C. during the 1978 Canada Games for the physically disabled,” said Ms. Strong. “To have his brother return to this location for a fundraising event in his brother’s name, and have an opportunity to meet families, faculty and students who continue his brother’s legacy today, is something not to be missed.”

Travis Myers, chair of Memorial’s Terry Fox committee, says the group decided to create an event that would be inclusive and accessible to students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families and to welcome the community into Memorial.

“This year, we have the pleasure of having Fred Fox be part of our event,” said Mr. Myers. “It is always great when we can host a member of the Fox family to be part of the excitement and share that experience with all involved. We’re very proud to continue the work that Terry started many years ago and invite anyone who would like to be a part of a very fun, exciting evening at Memorial.”

Free parking for this event is available in area 1A and 15B.

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For The Terry Fox Foundation N.L., Heather Strong, provincial director – N.L., at, (709) 576 8428.

For Memorial University: Laura Barron, senior communications advisor, at, (709) 864-4570.


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