Coaches vs Cancer
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UAlbany & Siena Men’s Basketball Programs leave their rivalry on the court to come together with the American Cancer Society and Capital Region Sports Enthusiasts as one fierce team in the fight against cancer! Join our team on September 17th, 2018 for an evening of fun including open bar, food, incredible auction items (especially for sports lovers!) and an opportunity to mingle with our coaches!

This year we will be welcoming University of Washington’s Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Hopkins to the Capital Region to accept our 2018 Inspiration Award.

The first annual Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award will be given to: Danny St. Clair Whitehall, NY & Clarkie Carroll Saratoga, NY

  • VIP reception from 6:00-7:00 is open to all sponsors and VIP ticket holders and includes:
    • Opportunity to mingle with Coach Michael Hopkins
    • Complimentary food and drinks
    • Name on invitation and signage at the event
  • General event begins at 6:30pm
  • Program & awards lead by ESPN host, Freddie Coleman
  • Cocktail Attire
  • Parking is available in garage attached to Capital Center
  • Media is only allowed to conduct interviews with coaches during the press conference before event

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about becoming a official sponsor for this event by clicking the button below or by visiting our Sponsors page.

Thank you to our Coaches vs Cancer sponsors!


Past Honorees

2017 Mary Ann Donnelly & Mike Brey & Doug McClaine
2016 Friends of Jaclyn Foundation & Tom Izzo
2015 Fran & Margaret McCaffery & Peter Hooley
2014 Jim Calhoun & Rick Bennett
2013 George Karl & Don Bassett
2012 Bobby Cremins & Bob Curley, John Murray, Ken Raymond

2011 Steve Lavin & The Teeing Off On Cancer Committee
2010 Brian Fruscio & Albany Academies / Matt & Jacob Shell
2009 Jamie Dixon & Brendan Finneran
2008 Gary Williams & Joe Watroba
2007 Phil Martelli
2006 Jim Boeheim

Planning Committee

Stephen Aguglia
Jamie Brown
DJ Carstensen
Peter D’Aloia
Amy Gerling
Jeff Holmes

Josh Jennings
Ken Jubie
Doug Keenholts
Kathy Lanni
Barb MacDowell
Doug McClaine

Mike O’Malley
John Palmeri
Michael Raymond
Lizzie Schlegel
Lee Serravillo

Rebecca Smith
Ryan Venter
Rico Viscusi
Travis Wilson