In their second year of existence, the Laurier Brantford girls’ basketball team has gone from club to competitive extramural team. “Last year we just played Fanshawe once, and then this year we have two tournaments,” explains Carly Schmidt, a member of the girls’ basketball team. However, with that comes costs. If the team wants to enter tournaments, it isn’t exactly cheap. Firstly, they need to pay for transportation to and from the universities and colleges where tournaments are held and entrance fees range in the hundreds of dollars.
To pay for all of the team’s costs, this past Tuesday, Schmidt and teammate Victoria Pappas organized a bake sale in the lobby of Laurier Brantford’s Odeon building. Every possible baked good was on display; from brownies to delicious chocolate chunk cookies and muffins. “This is our first fundraiser of the year … we’re taking any donations,” Schmidt says. “We have a bake sale on Thursday and that’s all we have for now, but I’m sure there will be others.”
With the girls’ first tournament coming up on Oct. 31, these donations and any bake sale purchases will definitely be helpful. If you’re in the Odeon sometime this week, look for Schmidt and Pappas in the lobby.