Event at Harvest Hill Golf Course; ‘Big 4’ basketball coaches to participate
Division I NCAA coaches from across the state, and special guests will participate in the inaugural 716 Golf Classic at Harvest Hill Golf Course. Coaches scheduled to appear, or play include Mark Schmidt of Saint Bonaventure University, Jim Whitesell of Buffalo, Greg Paulus of Niagara University and Reggie Witherspoon of Canisius College. Various media personalities including Sal Capaccio of Entercom and WGR 550-AM are also set to appear.
During the event, Coaches vs. Cancer will honor Daemen Coach Mike MacDonald with the Jim Satalin Award for “his extraordinary contributions to the program and raising funds and cancer awareness.”
Funds raised from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society in direct support of cancer research, through the Coaches vs. Cancer Partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, which has raised over $125 million to date.
Golfing kicks off at noon Aug. 26 at Harvest Hill Golf Course, 3052 Transit Road, Orchard Park. For more information, visit Bit.ly/716GolfClassic.
For more than 25 years, the Coaches vs. Cancer program, in collaboration with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, has united coaches and fans nationwide to help the American Cancer Society defeat a common enemy – cancer.
A press release said, “With your passion and dedicated support, the impact has been felt in communities nationwide. Through fundraising and education initiatives, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has supported the American Cancer Society in improving and saving lives from cancer in the U.S. and worldwide. The fight isn’t over, and we need you on our team. For more information and to join coaches in the fight against cancer, visit coachesvscancer.org.”