For the past three years a group of University of Calgary students have organized a three-on-three charity fundraiser basketball tournament, and this year it was in memory of Francis Pesa, a young Calgary man who lost his life due to a drunk driver on New Years’ day 2014.

What a wonderful tribute it was to a young man who was passionate about basketball. The main gym at SAIT (where Francis was registered to start courses when he passed away) was full of groups there to play! With two games going at once it was a busy place. There was a small fee to play or just watch. I had the honour of watching most the games with Grace and Ramil who were very emotional and so appreciative and touched by the support shown to them by this special group with this special event.

In total $648.70 was raised for MADD Calgary which will be well used to continue our mission.

Many thanks to Jessie, Sandra, JP, Monica along with others who helped or just came out to support … you made it a very special night for the Pesa family.


Source: MADD Calgary

SEE ALSO: UCFSA 2nd annual basketball tournament fundraiser 2015


Last updated on: 2015-07-20 | Link to this post