Donations to American Cancer Society taken at basketball game

January 10, 2003

In lieu of entrance fees to the Maryville College Jan. 25 basketball games, donations to the American Cancer Society will be collected at the door.

Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Randy Lambert is asking fans to give in support of “Coaches vs. Cancer,” a partnership of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

During halftime of the men’s game between the Fighting Scots and the Panthers of LaGrange College, Maryville College junior Chris Dunkel will be recognized as a cancer survivor.

The Lady Scots take on the LaGrange College women’s team at 2 p.m. in the Boydson Baird Gymnasium of Cooper Athletic Center. The men’s game follows at 4 p.m.

The College’s Education Honor Society Kappa Delta Pi has been assisting the coaches in promoting the Jan. 25 game and collecting donations for the ACS. For halftime of the women’s game, KDP has organized a faculty and staff free-throw shoot-out.

Founded in 1993, Coaches vs. Cancer has united more than 500 coaches who have helped raise more than $16 million nationwide for the ACS, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization.

The program exists to leverage the strength, community leadership and celebrity of our country’s basketball coaches to fight cancer. “Coaches vs. Cancer” raises awareness to the cancer problem and in turn, reduces cancer risk through education programs while raising funds for research, advocacy, education and patient services programs.

For more information or to make a pledge to the ACS, fans can contact 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org.