From Howard Tsumara’s Varsity Letters a story about Riverside’s “A Tournament for Emily” happening this week.
For Tessa Burton, there was nothing ordinary about getting a chance to don her basketball team’s newest game-day jersey and shorts.
“It’s really bright, bright pink,” the senior guard with Port Coquitlam’s Riverside Rapids told VarsityLetters.ca on Monday afternoon, one day before the opening tip-off of the 15th annual A Tournament For Emily.
“I think it makes a big statement,” continued Burton who like so many, has had cancer touch her family. “I think it will be awesome and empowering because we’re all banding together for the fight against cancer.”
Named in memory of Emily Inglis, who lost her life to the disease at age 12, before she could enrol at Riverside, A Tournament For Emily has raised and donated thousands upon thousands of dollars to B.C. Children’s Hospital, focusing most recently on a partnership with Fishermen Helping Kids With Cancer to ‘distract and generally improve the days’ of those kids on the oncology floor at Children’s.
A TOURNAMENT FOR EMILY SCHEDULE
At Riverside Secondary School
3:30 p.m. — Argyle vs. Robert Bateman
5:15 p.m. — Brookswood vs. Langley Christian
7 p.m. — Walnut Grove vs. Riverside
3:30 p.m. — Langley Christian vs McMath
5:15 p.m. — Walnut Grove vs. Brookswood
7 p.m — Argyle vs. Riverside
3:30 p.m. — Argyle vs. Langley Christian
5:15 p.m. — Walnut Grove vs. R.A. Mcmath
7 p.m. — Robert Bateman vs. Riverside
3:30 p.m. — Riverside vs. R.A. McMath
5:15 p.m. — Brookswood vs. Robert Bateman