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2021 COACHES VS.CANCER

CELEBRATION OF HOPE

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 25 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 $3.7 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 had to make the difficult decision to pivot our Night of the Stars event and not host a large-scale, in-person event.  But our supporters came through and still made a difference in other ways. We successfully hosted the 20th anniversary of the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic at Blackthorn in a safe and compliant environment and we raised an astounding $220,000!  Thank you to everyone who continued the fight against cancer during such an uncertain year.  

 

​We kick-off the celebration on Monday, August 2 with the Night of the Stars at the United Federal Credit Union Rooftop at Four Winds Field - an event that honors four extraordinary individuals who are making significant contributions to the fight against cancer.  Guests of this event will enjoy heavy appetizers, an auction including one-of-a-kind items and a program that promises to inspire.

Then, on Tuesday, August 3, we complete our CvC experience with the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic, hosted at Blackthorn Golf Club.  Our foursomes will have an unparalleled golf experience on the links, including shopping in a player gift suite, lunch, on-course games, culinary treats and premium Under Armour player giveaways. 

To learn more about Coach Brey's Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, please contact American Cancer Society staff partner Jessica McCrea
or Event Chairperson Rick Peltz.

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