Coaches Vs Cancer Game

01/12/2016 5:30pm

Notre Dame High School’s basketball teams will be taking to the court for the January 12th match-up with Whitesboro looking to score, not only a home victory, but also some additional support for the American Cancer Society’s efforts to fight the disease.

            The school will be holding their second Coaches Vs Cancer game, which is a national effort by high school and collegiate coaches to raise awareness and funds to further research, education, advocacy and patient service programs through the American Cancer Society.

            The teams and coaches will be wearing special ‘Coaches Vs Cancer’ t-shirts, as well as selling ‘Wall of Hope’ cards prior to the game – where supporters will recognize someone they know who has battled cancer, - then have those names displayed on the gym wall before the game as a tribute to them. 

            “I am especially thankful to Jake DerCola, Athletic Director, as well as Coach Olivia Tooley and Coach Ryan Goux, as well as Notre Dame for allowing us to raise funds through this Coaches event,” said Carol Alsheimer, wife of former Notre Dame basketball coach, Al Alsheimer, who passed away after a lengthy cancer battle several years ago and who spearheaded the effort to start the Coaches vs Cancer event at the school last year, “Sports help to bring us all together and I can’t think of a better opponent to take down than cancer.”

            The girls’ game takes place at 5:30 PM with the boys’ game at 7 PM on Tuesday, January 12th at Notre Dame High School.