The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim Canada are teaming up to put on a charity basketball game on Tuesday, August 29 as part of the #KissIPFGoodbye awareness campaign.
From a release:
We’re thrilled to partner with Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Inc. and NBA Player Nik Stauskas for the Kiss IPF Goodbye TM Charity Basketball Game!
This is an event you don’t want to miss! You’ll have a chance to shoot hoops with Nik, see the Raptor’s Dance Pak perform live, meet local celebrities and win cool prizes!
More importantly, you’ll be providing hope and raising funds for much-needed research.
The charity game will feature Philadelphia 76ers guard Nik Stauskas, Max Kerman of The Arkells, JR Digs, Nabil Karim of TSN, and a handful of others, including yours truly. So if you’ve ever wanted the chance to see me get embarrassed on the court with an actual NBA player, this is your opportunity.
IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) is a lung disease that results in scarring on the lungs due to an as-yet unknown reason. It’s a cause Stauskas has been supporting for years now. His grandmother passed away after a long battle with IPF, for which there is no known cure, in November. An estimated 30,000 Canadians are affected by pulmonary fibrosis. You can hear Stauskas talk about the cause here and find more information at cpff.ca.
Here are more details on the game:
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
Location: Coca Cola Court, Ryerson University Mattamy Athletic Centre – 50 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON
You can purchase tickets here, with all proceeds going to support IPF research. It should be a really fun night, even if it’s a humbling one for your boy either alongside or up against Stauskas and some of the better players coming out.