MCS hosts Coaches vs Cancer event
Margaretville Central School will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer awareness program at several upcoming basketball games.
MCS will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer Program on Friday, Jan. 27 during the boys’ JV and varsity games against South Kortright at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively, and on Monday, Jan. 30 during girls’ modified game vs. South Kortright at 3:30 p.m. and the girls’ JV and varsity contests against Downsville at 4:30 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Admission proceeds from these games will be donated to the American Cancer Society to benefit research.
To raise additional money, MCS will be selling pledge cards. The school will also be accepting donations to the American Cancer Society at the door.
There will also be a halftime shootout competition. 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 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.
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.