Coaches Cuonzo Martin, Gregg Marshall, Kareem Richardson, Bill Self and Bruce Weber will join legendary Coach Norm Stewart at the American Cancer Society’s 10th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Season tip-off reception at 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Bartle Hall Grand Ballroom, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City.
These special guests will preview the upcoming basketball season and invest in the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. They will be honoring special guests with the inaugural Norm Stewart Legacy Award for their contribution in the fight against cancer.
In addition to Norm Stewart and the coaches, five Cancer Champions will be celebrated, Jackson Weathers: Diagnosed in 2014 at the age of three; Aly Tidwell: Diagnosed in 2016 at the age of 31; Crystal Loritz: Diagnosed in 2015; Andrea Price: Diagnosed 2013; Jennifer McNay: Diagnosed in 1980 at the age of seven; and Jeanie Metzen: Diagnosed in 2014.
A VIP reception will be held prior to the program at 5 p.m., where fans will have the opportunity to interact with the coaches and bid on auction items to raise money for Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
For more information, visit www.kcseasontipoff.org.