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West Kootenay hoop officials calling fouls on Cancer

Three officials from the West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association, from left, Steve Mota, Kevin Flanagan of Trail and Misha Chernoff of Castlegar, have all joined in the BCBOA Pink Whistle Campaign. — Submitted photo

Basketball officials throughout the province are at is again, joining forces to raise money and awareness to its Pink Whistle Campaign.

The annual campaign, which runs during the month of February strives to raise funds for all cancers.

"There's a lot of us in our association that have been dealt the pain cancer can deliver," Bruce Fuhr, West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association President said.

WKBOA refs joined with BC Basketball Officials Association members from across the province in purchasing pink whistles for to be used in high school games in February.

In 2017 the BCBOA raised more than $8200. The total donations since 2010 now has exceed $33,000.

Anyone interested in receiving a pink whistle like the ones officials are wearing, may do so by donating online with a minimum donation of $25 can do so at this link.

"Each of us have been touched by family, friends and colleagues who have been affected by cancer," the BCBOA said on its website.

"Please consider joining us in our fight and our fundraising efforts towards raising awareness of cancer by donating." 

The WKBOA charter stretches from Creston in the East Kootenay to Grand Forks in the Boundary region, including cities in Castlegar, Trail and Nelson.