Field Hockey Canada > Game for the Cure raises over $3,200 for BC Cancer Foundation

Over $3,200 has been raised for the BC Cancer Foundation by the 3rd Annual Field Hockey Game for the Cure on Sunday.  The highlight of the event in Coquitlam, BC was a match between a team of local high school all-stars and a team of women’s Division 1 and 2 players from the Tri City Eagles Field Hockey Club.  The competitive match ended with a 2 – 0 victory for the Tri-City Eagles.

The first Game for the Cure: Tri-Cities in 2009 was organized by Nicola McILwrick.  This year, Nicola passed on the leadership role to her younger sister, Samantha McILwrick, a grade 10 student at Port Moody Secondary School and keen field hockey player.  Samantha has been selected to compete with Canada’s U16 Squad in a series of test matches against the USA in April. 

“The Game for the Cure is a great grassroots, community event for us,” says Samantha.  “Cancer has touched so many Canadians – we are excited to have the opportunity to support the BC Cancer Foundation in their quest for a cure.”  

Many fans at Sunday’s match participated in raffles and received door prizes including Team Canada gear autographed by the Women’s National Team, Field Hockey Shack gift certificates, and a pink field hockey stick donated by the Tri-City Eagles Club.

The official game is over, but fundraising continues.  The local high school that collects the most donations between now and December 15 will win the ultimate prize – a training session with the Women’s National Field Hockey Team. 

Click here to make a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation.