T-shirt with calls for justiceProceeds from registration fees, T-shirt sales, and donations toward the Lancer women’s basketball Run for Anti-Racism will support the Sandwich Teen Action Group and hiring a BIPOC woman as a coach for the team.

Varsity squad inviting action against racism

The Lancer women’s basketball team will hold its annual Run for Anti-Racism on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12.

Organizers hope the event will bring about positive community change by standing against systemic racism. Proceeds from the fundraising portion of the event will support two causes: the Sandwich Teen Action Group and hiring a woman of Black, Indigenous, or people of colour (BIPOC) background as a coach for the varsity squad.

The five kilometre race is virtual; participants can run, walk, or bike wherever they feel most comfortable.

The team invites fans to register for the race, buy a T-shirt, or make a donation on the event webpage.

Next up for the team is its Oct. 2 golf tournament, which will raise monies for scholarship and mentorship programs for the student-athletes. Learn more about the Women’s Basketball Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament.