Campus Life

Horns hosting MS Awareness Game Night

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women's and men's basketball teams will be hosting a MS Awareness Game Night, Saturday, Nov. 21 in support of the Lethbridge & District Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

MS Society volunteers will be at the 1st Choice Savings Centre providing information about the society, volunteering, fundraising events, and the services they offer to those living with MS in the Lethbridge & District area as well as ways anyone can get involved with the MS Society.

"We are so happy that the Pronghorns approached us about doing this third party fundraiser for us," says Leanne Kindrat, development co-ordinator of the Lethbridge & District Chapter of the MS Society. "Having local sports teams get involved with the MS Society is incredible. Not only will the game help spread awareness, but hopefully it will open the door to people with MS that didn't know there were so many resources available for them to use."

For every ticket sold that night, $1 will be donated back to the MS Society, helping get 'one step' closer to finding a cause and cure for MS. The Horns host University of Manitoba Bisons with the women's game beginning at 6 p.m. and the men's game tipping off at 8 p.m.

"Our vision is to be recognized as a superior provider of sport, recreation, and wellness opportunities that positively contribute to the quality of life for our students and the community," says Business and Development Manager, Sports and Recreation Services, University of Lethbridge Robb Engen. "I can't think of a better organization to partner with than the MS Society here in Lethbridge. With this partnership, we hope to bring more awareness to our students on campus about Multiple Sclerosis, and what they can do to help end MS."

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. It is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society provides services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find the cause, prevention, treatment and cure for this disease. For more information about the Society or any of our fundraising events or to make a donation please visit, or call 403-328-7002.