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Coaches vs Cancer; Bigger than the Game

Join us for a 15-year commemorative look back on the impact we’ve made in the fight against cancer since inception.

Due to COVID-19, cancer patients are more vulnerable than ever. Funding groundbreaking research and providing access to care, like rides to treatment and free lodging for cancer patients, is at risk. Patients, caregivers and families are counting on us to fight this disease no matter what the circumstances.

Coaches vs. Cancer; Bigger than the Game premiers December 1st from 7-8pm on News Channel 13. Co-hosted by the men’s basketball coaches & their wives from University at Albany and Siena college This TV special will feature basketball, Coaches the Coaches vs. Cancer impact on our mission locally and more!

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 Basket “Ball”  Sponsors!


Coaches vs Cancer Youth Initiative

The Coaches vs. Cancer School and Youth Initiative is a program designed to encourage student-athletes, coaches, fans, parents, athletic directors and local communities to become involved and make an impact in the fight against cancer.

From basketball courts to lacrosse fields and from football fields to running tracks – any COACH, TEAM, REFEREE, COMMUNITY MEMBER and BUSINESS can be a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program!

Contact us today to join our team!

    Past Honorees

    2018 Clarkie Carrol, Daniel StClair & Mike Hopkins

    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

    We get to work alongside @sefcu throughout the year and they always blow us away with their creativity and support! Even with a pandemic they continue to prove that they will not let anything stop the fight against cancer. Thank you to SEFCU and all the employees and members who go above and beyond!!
    Preliminary results are in & it looks like the Capital Region is going to be the top team in the country again!! Thank you to everyone who supported this team! Stay tuned for final results tomorrow!
    For just $20 you can show your support on & off the golf course! Message us for details 💕
    Munter Enterprises Inc lookin’ good in their PINK hard hats this month! #RealMenWearPink