After two years of ups and downs, and getting their hopes up to play basketball only to have the chance taken away, the Dawson Creek Wildcats Basketball Club has finally been able to practice and compete in competitions. The 17U team, consisting of players ages 14 to 17, have been taking this year by storm.
They began by raising more than $3,300 from a beef jerky sale in July to attend a tournament in Edmonton on the August long weekend, and are back fundraising to attend a BBALL Nationals regional tournament in Langley, September 16 to 19.
"They are so happy to be back playing for the first time in two years. The team has been practicing two nights a week this summer, and working really hard at these fundraisers to make these trips possible," said Sherry Hauber with the Wildcats.
The team is currently hosting an online auction, with items donated by community members.
Hauber said the team is hoping to raise $6,000 from the auction.
"I'm so proud of these boys and the work they're putting in," Hauber said.
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