Vancouver Bandits release special jerseys inspired by Terry Fox

The Vancouver Bandits unveiled a new uniform honouring Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope today.

The local professional basketball team showed off a brand new look inspired by the legendary Fox. The jersey will be used in a game, and part of the proceeds from each one sold will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation, which funds cancer research across the country.

Fox is one of the most inspiring figures of all time. His Marathon of Hope in 1980 caught the attention of the nation and is remembered to this day. He was also an avid basketball player who played for Simon Fraser University’s junior varsity team.

Bandits Jersey

Vancouver Bandits (Canadian Elite Basketball League)

The jerseys pay homage to the Canadian legend by featuring his No. 4 and Fox’s name on the back, a photo of the hero on the front, and the names of all the landmarks where he started and finished each day on his Marathon of Hope.

In addition, the jerseys feature Fox’s famous quote, “Dreams are made possible if you try.” They are available for pre-order now and are expected to ship by mid-July.

Terry Fox Bandits

Vancouver Bandits (Canadian Elite Basketball League)

“Today, we continue to follow Terry’s lead by working together toward achieving his dream of a world without cancer. This jersey collaboration is a special tribute to the legacy of a remarkable hero that continues to inspire us daily,” says Bandits team president Dylan Kular in a press release.

The jerseys will be used for the team’s game on Canada Day (July 1) against the Niagara River Lions. You can get tickets to the game here or watch it on TV, as it will be broadcast across the country on TSN. Limited quantities of the jersey will be available at the game.

The Bandits compete in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. They’re currently in first place in the Western Conference with a 5-1 record. The team has a balanced attack, with five players currently averaging double-digit point totals, led by Nick Ward at 18.3 points per game.