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Coaches vs Cancer Basket “Ball”

September 13, 2021

Join us on September 13, 2021, at the Albany Capital Center for an evening co-hosted by the men’s basketball coaches & their wives from the University at Albany and Siena College. This night will celebrate the impact that Coaches vs Cancer has had on our mission locally.

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Instagram: @americancancersocietyevent

Facebook: @americancancersocietyevents

Twitter: @ACS_CapitalReg

LinkedIn: American Cancer Society of the Capital Region

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!

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