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West LA College Basketball to Participate in 'Coaches vs. Cancer' Fundraiser

The Culver City College’s women’s basketball team coaches are joining with the American Cancer Society to raise funds. Come see them play Sat. Feb. 16 at the WLAC gym.

“Coaches vs. Cancer” is a collaborative initiative of the Men’s and Women’s California Community College Basketball Coaches Association and the American Cancer Society. The statewide effort to raise funds at various games throughout the season to fight cancer will be pooled and donated to the American Cancer Society at the CCCAA State Basketball Championships to be held in March 2013.

Culver City’s West Los Angeles College Women’s Basketball Coach Colleen Matsuhara and her staff will wear sneakers but keep their dress clothes, as they take part in a game on Sat. Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. at the WLAC Basketball Gym, 9000 Overland Ave.

 “The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a vital, year-round link between the American Cancer Society and the California Community College Basketball Coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer,” said Jim Satalin, director of the Coaches vs. Cancer program with the Society, in an official release.

Since the inception of Coaches vs. Cancer in 1993, college and high school coaches across the country have raised nearly $60 million for the American Cancer Society.

Game tickets for the WLAC game are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens. Faculty, staff and students with ID can attend for free. Proceeds from the tickets and other fundraising efforts will go to the American Cancer Society.

For more information, visit www.cancer.org/coaches.

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Bill Rayner February 03, 2013 at 07:58 PM
This is great news!

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