Get Involved

Everyone can step up and lead. Join high school and college basketball coaches nationwide in the ­fight against cancer. 

Our History

Norm Stewart, former head coach of the University of Missouri’s men’s basketball program, cancer survivor, and member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), provided the vision and inspiration for the Coaches vs. Cancer concept. He challenged fans to pledge a dollar amount for every 3-point shot made by his team during the season. The concept evolved and soon the Coaches vs. Cancer program became a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the NABC.

We need you on the team. Come and play for us.

Coach Jay Wright - Villanova University

Partners

We’re pleased to partner with the following corporations who are helping to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

National Association of Basketball Coaches
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Coaches vs Cancer 2018 Calendar

January 2018

  • Subway Challenge
  • Coaches vs. Cancer® High School 3-Point Challenge
  • INFINITI Coaches Charity Challenge
  • Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits And Sneakers Week (Jan. 22−28)
  • Hoopla -- PNC Field, Moosic, PA (Jan. 27)

February 2018

  • Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits And Sneakers Corporate Challenge
  • Coaches vs. Cancer® College 3-Point Challenge (Feb 1 - March 4)
  • Creighton University Pink Out Auction (Feb 1 - 11)

March 2018

  • INFINITI Coaches Bracket Challenge
  • Philadelphia, PA CvC Tip-Off Breakfast -- Palestra/UPenn (March 12)
  • Final Four, San Antonio, TX (March 31 - April 2)

April 2018

  • Final Four, San Antonio, TX (March 31 - April 2)
  • CvC Wisconsin Gala (April 7)
  • Philadelphia, PA CvC Basketball Gala -- Hyatt Bellevue (April 14)
  • New York CvC Game Changing Gala -- Country Club of Ithaca (April 28)

May 2018

  • Iowa CvC Gala (May 4)
  • CvC Basketball Gala -- Mohegan Sun Pocono, Wilkes Barre, PA (May 12)
  • Oklahoma State CvC Cowboy Classic Golf Event (May 14)
  • Las Vegas, NV CvC Golf Classic (May 20 - 22)

June 2018

  • CvC Golf Invitational (June 10 - 11) - Boston
  • Denver Hope Invitational CvC Golf Tournament (June 11)

July 2018

  • High School Youth Camps - opportunity for Coach filming, quick engagement, stewardship
  • Peach Jam - North Augusta, SC (July 12 - 16)
  • Las Vegas, NV recruiting (July 26 - 30)

August 2018

  • Notre Dame CvC Golf Classic (August 4 -7)
  • Spokane, WA CvC Gala (August 10) 
  • Iowa CvC Charity Golf Classic (August 21)

September 2018

  • Boston, MA Tip-Off Madness at the Boston College Club (Sept. 18)
  • Tennessee Tip-Off Reception (Sept. 20)
  • ACS CAN 2018 Leadership Summit & Lobby Day (Sept. 25)
  • Philadelphia, PA Jim Maloney CvC Golf Classic at Llanerch CC (Sept. 24)
  • New York CvC Dinner Benefit at JW Marriott Essex House (Sept. 24)
  • Kansas City, MO CvC Season Tipoff Event (Sept. 27)
  • Spokane, WA CvC Basketball
  • Albany, NY CvC Gala

October 2018

  • Cincinnati, OH CvC Tip-Off
  • CvC Sneak Peak featuring Northwestern Coach Chris Collins - Evanston, IL (Oct. 4)
  • Pittsburgh, PA CvC Tip-Off Madness (Oct. 9)

November 2018

  • Beginning of basketball season
  • Minnesota CvC Event (Nov. 4)
  • Northeast Ohio CvC - University of Akron (Nov. 11 tentative)
  • North Carolina CvC High School Shoot Out (Nov. 24 - 25)
  • CvC Tip-Off Breakfast - Scranton Prep High School, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA CvC Preseason Luncheon -- Hilton City Line

December 2018

  • Norm Stewart Classic Basketball Tournament (High School)
  • Saint Louis, MO CvC Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament (High School) (Dec. 27 - 30)
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