Mill River Union High School Girls’ and Boys’ JV and Varsity Basketball teams hosted American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer games in February to raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer. The Minutemen brought in just over $5,400, which will help fund cancer research and patient programs that save lives and end suffering from the disease.
Athletic Director and event organizer Kim Maniery said, “Being able to host Coaches vs. Cancer games gave our athletes and the community a chance to give back to an amazing cause, as the Mill River community of faculty, staff and students has experienced the effects of cancer first hand. Seeing the community and MRU fans come out and fill the stands for those games was truly remarkable and unforgettable for all teams involved.”
“The Mill River teams and community have taken action and made a valuable contribution to advancing the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society,” said Brian Casalinova, American Cancer Society community manager of Special Events. “Every dollar raised gets us closer to a cure.”
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.
Mill River Union High School Boys’ and Girls’ JV and Varsity Basketball teams raised $5,441.75 to support the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer initiative.