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Coach Mike Brey, head coach of the University of Notre Dame men's basketball team, has been an unwavering supporter of the American Cancer Society for over 24 years, beginning with his coaching career at the University of Delaware.  Since coming to the University of Notre Dame in 2001, Coach Brey has raised over $3.5 million for Coaches vs. Cancer (CvC)!  ALL funds support the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society. 

And we are not stopping there.


A Celebration of Hope, hosted by Coach Brey, encompasses the two signature events that Coach and the American Cancer Society host every year in August - Night of the Stars and the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic.  
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic - and following the lead of the University of Notre Dame - we have made the difficult decision to pivot our Night of the Stars event. This was not an easy decision to make. We will not be hosting a large-scale, in-person event on the court like last year, but we can still make a difference in other ways. Instead, our intention is still to celebrate our beloved Honorees digitally across our communications and social media channels throughout the coming weeks.  We still have so much to celebrate!  Our Honorees deserve celebrating, and our sponsors warrant recognition for their generous support, so we are counting on YOU to help.

Cancer doesn’t quit… and neither will the American Cancer Society.  Here is how you can help:


  • New Golf Flight – Golf is still on! For the first time in 20 years, we will be hosting a second flight at our Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic on Tuesday, August 4 at Blackthorn Golf Club. This event has sold out for the past decade, so this is now your opportunity to get in on the best charity golf tournament in the region! To get more information about the tournament and register for your foursome now before it sells out!


  • Online Auction – Each year, our online auction continues to impress with the caliber of its exclusive, high-end items and experiences. We intend to bring you another exciting online auction. Watch your email and our social media channels for an auction preview very soon!

  • Mission Giving – For a second year in a row, our mission fundraising dollars will be restricted to fund additional research projects at Harper Cancer Research Institute. Please consider donating to our mission knowing that your dollars will be used to support local lifesaving research programs occurring on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Donate today to support this important work.

Your continued support in 2020 is the cornerstone of our efforts to fund our life-saving mission. 
Thank you for your support during such uncertain times!

To learn more about Coach Brey's Coaches vs. Cancer initiative,
please contact event manager Jessica McCrea, or Event Chairperson Rick Peltz.

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