Imagine an alley-oop, slam dunk, buzzer-beating shot to win the multiply it by 100.

Now imagine the winning shot was from an energetic, enthusiastic, smiling 4-year-old girl from Estevan. That's about as close as we'll get to a metaphor describing the atmosphere inside the ECS gymnasium on Friday night.

The Senior ECS Elecs girls basketball team tipped off the Victor Elias Memorial "Shoot For A Cure" Pink tournament on March 2nd for the 7th straight year. Wearing their pink jerseys, the girls from Estevan brought out their special guest before their first game against the Balgonie Griffins. Mackenzie 5Mackenzie Flashes A Smile For The Camera.

Mackenzie Delanie, a 4-year-old girl currently undergoing treatments to battle a rare form of blood cancer, was chosen as the Elecs recipient of the proceeds from the tournament and the students from the ECS.

"It's always hard to accept help, and I fought with them for a while, but then I gave in and tonight was just so overwhelming," expressed Mackenzie's mom, Tara John. Tara is also a teacher at the ECS and was extremely grateful for the community support.

"With all the support and care from the community and all the things the kids have done this week at school for's been an overwhelming week."

A 'Pie-In-the-Face' fundraiser was put on throughout the week for all students before the fundraising efforts on Friday night. Featuring donated concession items for purchase, dozens of generous raffle items, and even a little 'Flamingo Ring-Toss' game, those who strolled into the gym on Friday and enjoyed the basketball also gave what they could to support Mackenzie.

All proceeds will help support Mackenzie and her family with travel and treatment costs.

More Local News

The EPS Make One Arrest for Assault Last Night

The Estevan Police Service was busy making the rounds last night, The intense hockey game kept most peoples attention for the night however there were a few incidents of note. Sgt.Tyler McMillan.…

Saskatchewan's Population On The Rise

The population in Saskatchewan is on the rise and has been since at least 2007. The population grew by 11,459 people in 2018 to 1,168,423 according to new figures released by Statistics Canada. The…

100 Kids Who Care Growing In Popularity

100 Kids Who Care are stronger together and the children are making a big impact right here in our community. Brooke Spagrud with how the last meeting went, "We had 39 to 40 kids, but one thing we…

Southeast College Holding Speed Networking Event For Students And Business Leaders

The Southeast College is trying something new and holding a speed networking event here in the energy city. It's being billed as an opportunity to meet with local business leaders and work on their…

Rafferty Rumble Gearing Up For Exciting Summer

The Rafferty Rumble is gearing up for a summer of excitement and entertainment. Josh LeBlanc Head Organizer of the Rafferty Rumble, "The Rafferty Rumble will take place from July 26th to the 28th,…

Sidhu Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

Families and friends of the Broncos, most adorned in Broncos jerseys bearing their family names, gathered once again in the makeshift courtroom at the Kerry Vickar Centre in Melfort to learn the fate…

Southeast Cornerstone School Division Underfunded Again in Provincial Budget

Reactions continuing to come in from those impacted by the 2019 Provincial Budget released yesterday. Chief Financial Officer with the Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division Shelley Toth said…

Police Broke Up Some Fights Last Night

The Estevan Police Service had their fair share of fights to break up last night. Police were called to a local business parking lot to a report of a fight between four males and a female. Police…

Roman Catholic School Division Seeks To Grow Truth And Reconciliation

The Holy Family has been committed to growing Truth and Reconciliation within their school division. Superintendent Terry Jordens, "We've been working with Truth and Reconciliation for a number of…

St. Mary's School Celebrates Rock Your Socks

Rock Your Socks is a program that many throughout the Energy City continue to participate in each year, to bring awareness to Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Special Olympics Active Start and… is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide