Hoops for Hope – Member’s Statement

Nov 2, 2023 | In the Legislature

Mr. Love: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to recognize the team at Hoops for Hope Saskatoon run by Shaun and Katarina Nechvatal and Sharlene McNairn, and of course, their families who have joined us here today.

For the past 13 years, Hoops for Hope has hosted a three-on-three basketball fundraiser in the community to support cystic fibrosis research. Since its inception in 2010, Hoops for Hope has been a beacon of hope for those battling cystic fibrosis. Year after year, the Hoops for Hope event has brought the community together, fostering a spirit of unity, sportsmanship, and compassion. Through this fundraiser, they’ve managed to raise over $500,000 in support of cystic fibrosis research, treatment, and advocacy. It’s more than just a basketball tournament, it’s a testament to the power of collective action and the ability to affect positive change. Mr. Speaker, while we bid farewell to this annual tradition, let us remember the countless lives they’ve touched and the strides they’ve made towards a world where cystic fibrosis is no longer a threat.

Thank you to Shaun, Katarina, and Sharlene and their families who are here today. Thanks to their volunteers, supporters, and participants — everyone involved at Hoops for Hope — for their incredible dedication, passion, and heart. Your 13 years of tireless work have left a lasting mark, and our province is forever grateful for the hope you’ve brought into the lives of those affected by cystic fibrosis. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.