SOBC & UBC Varsity Free Throw Charity Contest

Team Members: Emily Ryan, Rachel Brodeur, Rhiannon Evans, Kimberley Jung

Five Special Olympics BC athletes from the Vancouver Basketball chapter came out to the last Thunderbirds Women’s Basketball game on Saturday, February 15.

The athletes stepped on to the court at half-time for a Charity Free-Throw contest. The Special Olympians were given three minutes to sink as many free throws as they could with each basket worth $50. The athletes raised an impressive $500 in less than three minutes and all the money was donated to Special Olympics BC and the Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games. The event was a success with huge support from the crowd and UBC Athletics. Stay tuned for our next event with UBC Rec’s Storm the Wall on March 25 @ 12 pm!