POSTED: Friday June 3rd 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

17th Annual Coaches vs. CancerĀ® Invitational Set for June 12-13 at Oak Hill Country Club to Benefit the American Cancer Society

Division I coaches from across the country expected to participate and help save lives

WHAT: 
Coaches vs. Cancer hosts the 17th annual golf invitational at the legendary Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York to help raise funds to save lives and celebrate life.

During this two-day event, Division I NCAA coaches from across the country, and media analysts will participate in two-days of activities. The tournament will host 18 foursomes, and 300 attendees are expected to attend the Circle of Honor dinner reception.

Funds raised from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society in direct support of cancer research being conducted at the University of Rochester and the James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute in honor of the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation.

WHEN:
Sunday, June 12
10 am - Registration
1 pm - Shotgun Start
6 pm - Cocktail Reception
7 pm - Circle of Honor Dinner/Award Reception

Monday, June 13
7 am - Breakfast
8:30 am - Shotgun Start
1 pm - Lunch and Awards

*Coaches will be available for interviews at times during the event.

WHERE: Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY

WHY:   
During the June 12 dinner reception, Coaches vs. Cancer will honor Syracuse University Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim with the Circle of Honor award for his extraordinary contributions to the program, and raising funds and cancer awareness. 

Notable guests participating in the two-day invitational and ceremony include Jim Boeheim (Syracuse); Gerry McNamera (Syracuse); Mike Hopkins (Syracuse); Steve Lappas (CBS Sports); Sean McDonough (ESPN); Seth Greenberg (ESPN); Bill Raftery (CBS Sports); Joe Lunardi (ESPN); Jay Wright (Villanova); Phil Martelli (St Joes); Mike Dunleavy (Tulane); Mark Schmidt (St. Bonaventure); Jim Harrick (UGA, UCLA, retired); Jim Baron (Canisius); Ron Hunter (GA State); Tubby Smith (Memphis); Frank Beamer (VA Tech, retired); Jim Calhoun (UConn, retired); Bobby Cremins (GA Tech, College of Charleston, retired); Ben Howland (former Pittsburgh and UCLA); Carole Dacey-Young (VP, Sales & Marketing, CBS HealthWatch); Kip Wellman (Syracuse asst); Andy Noel (Cornell AD); Brian Earl (Cornell- Dinner only); Fran McCaffery (Iowa); Jerry Kill (Minnesota, retired); Eric Lautenbach (Nike); and Reggie Minton (NABC).

BACKGROUND:
Coaches vs Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993, coaches have raised more than $100 million for the American Cancer Society.

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Keywords · American Cancer Society · Coaches vs Cancer · Golf Tournament · NCAA Coaches


Name: Charaighn Sesock
Organization: American Cancer Society
Email:
Phone: 5599724877
URL: cancer.org


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