Girls Basketball

  

Team


We'll be Shooting For A Cure! on Thursday, January 16th vs.
Oakfield-Alabama​ in support of raising funds and awareness for cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Please click on the links below for more information about our mission!

Roswell fundraising sitehttp://give.roswellpark.org/site/TR?team_id=3322&fr_id=1231&pg=team

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/PemGBBPinkGame/

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/pemgbb_pinkgame?lang=en

Pinteresthttps://www.pinterest.com/shooting4acure/?eq=shooting%20for%20a%20cure&etslf=1304

Shooting For A Cure! – Player Write-ups

Megan Conibear [Senior]: This is my second year on varsity and my second year playing in the Pink Game. Shooting For A Cure! is such an amazing event because it unites not only my community but also other communities in the region, bringing us together to fight for one cause. The Pink Game is so much more than just a basketball game. It’s a combination of months of hard work from many people and the kindness of people who are willing to donate to our cause. We are such a small community, and it’s heartwarming to see how well we all come together and accomplish such big things. The best illustration of everything that goes into this event is the halftime program where we honor those who are in various stages of the battle against cancer.  I think this is one of the most touching experiences of the event each year. I think that most of us don’t truly realize how many people within our community are affected by cancer until so many of them are right there in the middle of the gym. The people we recognize are some of the strongest people we know. That’s who my teammates and I are fighting for, and that’s why we work so hard each year to make this event a success.

Mackenna Johnson [Senior]: It’s astonishing to realize that I have been a part of the Shooting For A Cure! mission for nearly six years. This is my fourth year being involved as a varsity player. My love for this game has grown immensely over the years, but I’ve also learned that there are greater things than me and  the team. The Pink Game has helped me realize that cancer has a huge impact even in my small community. I’ve also learned that when people work together toward a common goal, it can also have a large impact by uniting us all. Seeing all of our family, friends, classmates, and others come to support such a great cause makes me realize the importance of this game. We get all types of donations, but I have learned that the greatest gift is just a little . . . . or a lot . . . of love. Stepping into the gym on the evening of the game is almost overwhelming. The power of love fills every seat, every corner, every person.  Its presence is unmistakable. That’s what I love about this game. This game has taught me that, with just a little bit of love from everyone, we can accomplish anything together. My team and our small town together have done some great things, even raising over $30,000 in one Pink Game alone last year. I’m so sad to say this is my final year being such a central part of this extremely loving, overwhelming, and emotional event, but I will always have the experience of the past six years, and I will carry the lessons with me forever.

Dekari Moss [Senior]: We have lost too many people to cancer, and we pray for the ones who are battling. This game is the most touching experience I have ever been a part of as a student-athlete at Pembroke. I cannot believe that this is my last year participating in the Pink Game. Every year, our community rallies around our team, and it’s amazing to see how much money and support our small community can raise. It brings me joy knowing that I am playing a sport that I love, as well as fighting for a cause much bigger than I can understand. There is a lot of anticipation and excitement leading up to this game every year, and the night is full of emotion, especially during halftime. We try our best to use our platform to give people a sense of hope. Our team tries to raise as much money and awareness for cancer research and a cure as possible. We hope to inspire others to join in the fight against cancer and support this worthy cause!

Brianna Rindell [Senior]: This will be my second year participating in the Shooting For a Cure! game as a varsity player. It has been amazing watching this event grow each year and witnessing  how so many people in the community are willing to help out. So many families are affected by cancer, and this event brings everyone together to help honor the  stories of those touched by cancer. Being a part of Shooting for A Cure! is such an amazing experience because it lets my teammates and me  focus on something much larger than ourselves. It amazes me each year how our small community can have such a large impact. I can’t wait to see what we will do this year and the years to come. 

Casey Wurtz [Senior]: This will be my fourth and final year participating in the Shooting For a Cure! game as a varsity player. This event that started out so small continues to amaze me each year. Not only does it bring our community together,  but it also reminds those who are still fighting that they are not alone. Shooting For A Cure! celebrates those who have won their battle, and it honors those who did not. This game is especially important to me because three of my aunts have fought cancer, so this is how I can show my support for the two who survived and honor the one who passed away.  Seeing how strong my aunts were and continue to be is beyond words. One of the most supportive people in my life, my grandma, was also diagnosed. She is just one of the countless amazing people who are undeservingly afflicted with this awful disease. Too many families have to go through similar situations. This game has not only accomplished raising an unbelievable amount of money towards research, but it has brought people together and creates something positive out of an awful  situation. I look forward to seeing what my team, alongside our community, can accomplish this year.

Serene Calderón‌ [Junior]: This is my third year being a part of the Shooting For A Cure! game. Because I have seen how cancer has affected my friends and their families, I am honored to have this opportunity to contribute in such a meaningful way to the fight against cancer. Rather than feeling helpless or powerless, I get to be a part of one of the most impactful and inspirational events of the school year. I get to help bring my community and my team together to raise money for a great cause. It’s incredible to me how such a small school and community can come together and make such a big difference in the lives of so many. One of the best parts is watching how the game grows every season. Being a part of this team is a humbling experience, and I’m so grateful to be alongside my team, community, and the strong survivors as we fight cancer.

Emily Peters [Junior]: The Shooting for a Cure! game is important to me because I can help raise money for cancer research. Cancer has affected a few people in my family, and I’m glad that I can help find a cure that will save many lives in the future. It’s a great feeling to know that I can make a difference and potentially improve so many people’s lives.

Nicole vonKramer [Junior]: The Shooting For A Cure! game, to me, is a time where our incredible community comes together for a great cause. This is my first year as a member of the team, but as a student and community member, I have experienced what it means to work together toward the common goal of ending cancer.  As a varsity player, I have seen and helped with the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the event. No matter what role everyone plays, the energy in our school that night is so intense it’s almost indescribable. Shooting For A Cure! is an incredible experience, and being surrounded by friends and family while working to raise money and awareness for cancer research is something that I will remember forever.

Allie Schwerthoffer [Sophomore]: This will be my third Shooting For A Cure! game, but I attended  the Courage of Carly Foundation Christmas Party for the first time last year. Spending time with kids my age and younger who have been diagnosed with cancer was inspiring. I loved spending time with these courageous, vibrant kids, but later that night, I was brought to tears because I had seen with my own eyes the impact cancer has on its victims. It was overwhelming. Cancer doesn’t have an age limit. It does not care how much more life its victims have in them. My neighbor, who has been a role model to me my entire life, was diagnosed with breast cancer and is now in remission. I have honored her for the past two years. I am not someone who is good with words, so being able to show my support for her through this game was perfect. After seeing so many family members battle, I want to do my part to honor those who lost, celebrate those who won, and give hope to those who are still fighting. This game brings our community together. The power of the event cannot be explained; it can only be experienced.

Izzy Breeden [Freshmen]: To me, the Shooting For A Cure! game is the most important game of the season. Before I became a member of the team, every year I would get excited to go to this game. Now, I get to play in it! It’s crazy to see how much our small school and community can do to make a difference in other people’s lives. It’s incredible to realize how much this event has grown since the beginning. It’s inspiring that so many people want to be a part of the fight against cancer. I love being involved and trying to help those who need it most. 


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