Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lions battle Bears in charity fundraiser in Abbotsford

Grey Cup Champions play St. John Brebeuf boys basketball team in an effort to help a local family
Josh Ismirnioglou (right) sits with two friends holding the Grey Cup and B.C. Lions Joash Gesse (left), Akeem Foster (back), and Marco Iannuzzi (right), during a charity basketball game to raise money for Ismirnioglou's battle with cancer. Nathan Rumohr / The B.C. Catholic
Recently I witnessed a charity fundraiser that brought the B.C. Lions to St. John Brebeuf high school in Abbotsford. The Lions played the Brebeuf Bears in a basketball game to raise money for one of the school's students who is battling cancer:
An Abbotsford boy received a big boost in his fight against cancer from the Grey Cup Champion B.C. Lions March 16.

St. John Brebeuf (SJB) hosted a basketball fundraiser called Hoops for Hope for student Josh Ismirnioglou: the B.C. Lions battled the SJB Bears. There was also a silent art auction.

"We are overwhelmed," said Cheryle Ismirnioglou, his mother. "I can't believe the Grey Cup champions are here for Josh."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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