Coaches vs. Cancer

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The Coaches vs. Cancer initiative unites coaches nationwide with the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives from cancer. Since inception, the Capital Region Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball” hosted by the Coaches and wives of the Men’s Basketball Programs at Siena College & The University at Albany, has raised over $2.8 million to help fight cancer! Join hundreds of basketball enthusiasts, business and philanthropic leaders for an “upscale pep rally” complete with cocktail hour, dinner by Mazzone Hospitality, open bar, silent auction & an awards ceremony featuring multiple “celebrity guests”!

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Thank you for making the 2023 Coaches vs. Cancer an incredible success! Stay tuned for our 2024 date!

Additional Information

VIP: $250 | General Admission: $175
Coaches Ticket: $150
Young Professional: $150

Our 2023 Honorees

Inspiration Award – Steve Dagostino, Dags Basketball

Champion of Hope – Ed Cooley, Georgetown University

Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award – Casey O’Connor, Christian Brothers Academy

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Broadview FCU
Prime Companies
Massry Family
Lia Small
Performance Industrial
Bouchey Financial
Camelot Print & Copy Center
St. Peter’s Health
Albany Med Health
NYOH Akira
Bone & Joint Center
Berkshire Bank
Capitol Appraisals
East Coast Power
JP Morgan Chase
M&T Bank
Trinity Building & Construction
Ostroff Associates
The Review Foundation Logo
Robert & Donna Welch Charitable Foundation
Smoothie King
SMPR Title Agency
County Waste & Recycling
David Borisenok & Family
Ellis Medicine & Roswell Park
Ge Research
Hebe Spa
Siena Logo
UAlbany Athletics
UAlbany Foundation & Alumni
Delta Dental
Murray Foundation Logo
Metroland Business Machines
Pioneer Bank words
Rose & Kiernan Foundation Logo
Turner Construction words
SM2 Dev
Whalen Productions logo
Erin Fortin Logo

Event Details

September 18, 2023
6:00pm — 10:00pm
Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle Street
Albany, NY
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For Sponsors

Event sponsorships are available now. Learn more about becoming an official sponsor for this event by clicking the links below.

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2022 ACS Coaches vs. Cancer Highlight Thank you all for coming out to support our 2022 honorees and making it a fun and inspirational night we are so grateful for.

Our Hall of Fame

Those we have honored in the past at the Capital Region Coaches vs. Cancer event.

2022 Anthony Marino, Evan Franz & Joe Carista, Gerry McNamara (Syracuse University)

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

2011 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)

Join the 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!

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