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Coaches vs Cancer Basket “Ball”

Honoring Jim Hart, City Rocks

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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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)
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!

    For one night, we leave the rivalry on the court to come together in the fight against cancer! Join our co-hosts, the Coaches & wives of the @sienambb & @ualbany_mbb Programs, on October 4th for the 2021 Coaches vs Cancer Basket "Ball!" Link in bio for tickets!
    Jenna Meier of Guilderland will be accepting the 2021 Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award on October 4th at the Coaches vs Cancer Basket "Ball!" Tickets are on sale now to join the Meier & Raymond Family in this special celebration www.acscapitalregionevents.com/coaches-vs-cancer/
    In April 2021, our organization announced eight childhood cancer research grant awards totaling nearly $4 million. These joint-funded projects are utilizing a unique approach by leveraging existing clinical trial cohorts to gain new information that will help lead to new discoveries.

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    At this year's Red, White & Blue Party we had the privilege to honor Sean Sweeney with this year's Hero of Hope Award. 

In November of 2017 Sean was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a life threatening form of cancer. In the last few years he has received multiple rounds of chemotherapy, countless spinal taps, bone marrow biopsies, and blood infusions. 

As of March 2020, Sean is no longer undergoing cancer treatments.
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