Coaches vs Cancer

Thank You to our 2022 Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball” Partners

 
 

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The Capital Region Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball” is an  “upscale pep-rally” hosted by the coaches and wives from The University at Albany and Siena College Men’s Basketball Programs

The night brings hundreds of sports enthusiasts together for food, drinks, auctions, and to celebrate local survivors & cancer fighters.  Each year we have at least 1 special “celebrity guest” from the basketball world! 

Our 2022 Honorees

Inspiration Award

Gerry McNamara

Syracuse University

Champion of Hope

Anthony Marino

Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award

Evan Franz & Joeseph Carista

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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See below for our “Hall of Fame” our honorees of the past!

OUR HALL OF FAME

2021 Jon Scheyer (Duke University) Jim Hart & Jenna Meier
2020 Colin Clive, Coach Ali Jaques & Coach Marc Rybczyk
2019
Patrick McCaffery, Joseph Girard III & Jeff Jones (Old Dominion)
2018
Clarkie Carrol, Daniel StClair & Mike Hopkins (University of Washington)
2017
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
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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!

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