Since 2001, the Surrey Firefighters have been proud sponsors of the “Goodwill Sr. Girls Basketball Classic” held every January in Surrey’s Secondary high schools. This year the host school is Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary.
Up to twenty teams from Surrey participate in the city invitational where many teams have made it a permanent fixture in their tournament calendar.
Many firefighters volunteer their time organizing game schedules, sponsorships and providing BBQ sales with all proceeds supporting the tournament. The theme of the tournament involves promoting volunteerism, diversity in the fire service, and female sport.
In promoting ‘Goodwill’, the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society offers several bursaries each year to those who have outstanding volunteer service in their community. Each candidate (senior) applies in writing, along with references and grade transcripts, and is reviewed by the school board and firefighter representatives. As part of our Youth and Education program, it is the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society’s goal to deliver the funds from all donors to the deserving student-athletes of Surrey – we are proud to announce that we have awarded over $60,000 in total.
A special thanks to our MVP sponsor, Big Kahuna Sport Company for their continued support to our youth and education program. Since the tournament’s inception, Big Kahuna has donated generously a number of scholarships and merchandise helping our charitable society deliver back to the community.
The tournament is being held at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School, 6151-180th Street, from January 8 to January 12. For more information see surreyfirefighters.com/basketball