Coaches vs. Cancer event set Friday at Margaretville
Margaretville Central School will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer awareness program on Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the MCS Auditorium. MCS will donate all of the admission proceeds from this Friday’s girls’ varsity game to the American Cancer Society to benefit cancer research. This week’s game starts at 7 p.m., when the Blue Devils play host to the visiting Mountaineers of Andes Central School.
In addition to the donation of admission proceeds, MCS will also be selling pledge cards and accepting donations to the American Cancer Society at the door. There will also be a halftime shootout competition, where, for $1, fans of all ages can take a shot to win a prize.
Schools throughout the country participate in Coaches vs. Cancer nights, wherein coaches appeal to fans and communities to join their teams in the fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) joined forces in 1993 to make Coaches vs. Cancer a nationwide effort to unite coaches across the country in the common mission to provide help and hope to all people facing cancer.
Today, more than 500 college coaches are involved in the program, as well as more than 100 high school coaches. Over the years, Coaches vs. Cancer has raised nearly $50 million to support the American Cancer Society’s life-saving mission to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease.