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Thank You to our Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball” Partners


Coaches vs Cancer Basket “Ball”

Monday, October 4, 2021
Albany Capital Center
6:00PM – 7:00pm VIP Reception
6:30PM – General Admission Opens

Break out your best spirit wear! Suits & Sneakers, cocktail dresses, and your favorite jerseys. Join us for the fanciest “pep-rally” you will ever go to as we continue to come together as one team against our shared opponent: cancer.

The Men’s Basketball Programs at Siena College and The University at Albany are once again leaving their rivalry on the court to come together in the fight against cancer.  Together, with their wives, Coach Maciariello and Coach Killings invite you to join them in person for The American Cancer Society’s 2021 Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball.”

The evening will include food, open bar, silent auction & an inspiring award program.

Celebrate our 2021 Honorees!

Inspiration Award
Jim Hart, Founder & President of City Rocks

Champion of Hope
Jon Scheyer, Incoming Duke Men’s Head Basketball Coach

Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award
Jenna Meier, Guilderland, NY

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

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Past Honorees

2019 Patrick McCaffery, Joseph Girard III & Jeff Jones (Old Dominion)
Clarkie Carrol, Daniel StClair & Mike Hopkins (University of Washington)
Mary Ann Donnelly, Doug McClaine & Mike Brey (University of Notre Dame)
2016 Friends of Jaclyn Foundation & Tom Izzo (Michigan State University)
2015 Fran and Margaret McCaffery (University of Iowa) & Peter Hooley
2014 Jim Calhoun (UConn) & Rick Bennett
2013 George Karl (Denver Nuggets) & Don Bassett
2012 Bobby Cremins (College of Charleston) & Bob Curley, John Murray and Ken Raymond
011 Steve Lavin (St. John’s University) & The Teeing Off On Cancer Committee
2010 Brian Fruscio (Albany Academies) & Matt and Jacob Shell
2009 Jamie Dixon (University of Pittsburgh) & Brendan Finneran
2008 Gary Williams (University of Maryland) & Joe Watroba
2007 Phil Martelli (Saint Joseph’s University)
2006 Jim Boeheim (Syracuse University)

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!

    A reminder from a special member of our ACS family on how your support makes a difference for families right here in the Capital Region❤️
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