Oct. 22, 2012
Reserve Your Seat or Donate
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati’s five NCAA Division I men’s basketball coaches John Cooper (Miami University), Mick Cronin (University of Cincinnati), Billy Donlon (Wright State University), Chris Mack (Xavier University), and Archie Miller (University of Dayton) will unite for one reason – to fight back against cancer. The second annual Coaches vs. Cancer® Tourney Tip-Off Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 8-10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Cincinnati.
“I am honored to be a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer effort here in Southwest Ohio,” Cronin said. “Our breakfast event last year was very successful and helped illustrate the passion fans in this area have not only for college basketball but also for finding a cure for cancer. All of the coaches attending have been impacted in some way by cancer, as have most people. I would ask all fans of these schools to please join us at the breakfast and help support our cause.”
This event offers guests a morning of food and fun as the Southwest Ohio sports media personalities and area coaches discuss the upcoming basketball season and answer questions from fans, business leaders and corporate sponsors. All proceeds from the event will support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives and creating a world with more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.
The guest panelists include emcee Ken Broo of WLWT Channel 5 in Cincinnati, Tom Archdeacon from the Dayton Daily News, Shannon Russell from the Cincinnati Enquirer, Paul Dehner from GoBearcats.com, and Mike DeCourcy from Sporting News.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers athletic coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of these coaches to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease through year-round educational efforts and fundraising activities. Since the program’s inception in 1993, high school and college basketball coaches and their wives from across the country have raised more than $60 million to support the Society’s work to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.