Your team's involvement in Coaches vs. Cancer could score you an invite to the 2020 Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala!

YOUTH & HIGH SCHOOL

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Contact your American Cancer Society liaison:

 

Host a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser during a game

(or games) at your school!

 

Reach an incentive level and earn your reward!

Utilize the Coaches vs. Cancer HS & Youth Toolkit for great ideas (Click Here To Download)

Identify a volunteer "Captain" to organize and execute the fundraiser (your captain could be a parent, assistant coach, teacher, etc.)

TIP #1

TIP #2

Alex Deshler at Alex.Deshler@cancer.org

RAISE $2,000 =

 

RAISE $5,000 = 

RAISE $10,000 = 

2 tickets to the Gala + print recognition in event program

4 tickets to the Gala, print recognition in event program, and an on stage verbal recognition

8 tickets to the Gala, print recognition in event program, and an on stage verbal recognition

SIGN UP YOUR YOUTH OR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Challenge other teams to sign up and participate in Suits And Sneakers Week and the 3-Point Challenge.

 

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Coaches vs. Cancer Day

 

Designate a home game as Coaches vs. Cancer Day where players, coaches, students, and the community rally in support of the American Cancer Society's mission. Raise funds. Raise awareness. Increase education about cancer prevention and early detection.

Wear SNEAKERS with SUITS 

 

January 20 - 26, 2020, is Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers® Week, a nationwide event when basketball coaches across the country unite for a common cause - saving lives from cancer. Coaches and their staff across the nation wear sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer.

Join the 3-Point Challenge. 

In January, square off with teams from across the country in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. Fans pledge a dollar amount for every 3-point shot your team makes, to beat your rival and cancer.

 

GAME DAY FUNDRAISING IDEAS:

RIVALRY GAME OR TOURNAMENT

Partner with your rival team(s) and designate your game or a tournament as a Coaches vs. Cancer event. Host a fundraising competition in the weeks leading up to the big game(s). Announce the winner at halftime.

PLEDGE DONATIONS

 

Have athletes, students, and other participants collect pledges via 3pointchallenge.org as a part of the 3-Point Challenge and in support of the American Cancer Society. Pledges don’t have to be just for 3-pointers. They can be for free throws, steals, or any other important stat during the games!

CONFERENCE-WIDE GAMES

 

Challenge your fellow coaches across your conference or league to designate a game, join the 3-Point Challenge, or establish a tournament in support of the American Cancer Society. See who can raise the most money and awareness in the fight against cancer.

COLOR-OUT GAME

 

This is often the most popular way to get the students, parents, and fans involved. Choose a color based on the type of cancer your focusing on, and completely “color out” the entire basketball arena! Proceeds from shirt sales or admission can be donated to the American Cancer Society!

SPONSORSHIP

 

Ask local businesses to sponsor your Coaches vs. Cancer game or game shirts, or by matching the pledges of your 3-Point Challenge efforts. Local businesses love these opportunities!

50-50 RAFFLE

 

Hold a 50-50 raffle, and the funds can be added to the total amount raised in support of the designated Coaches vs. Cancer Day game. Be sure to check and comply with local and/or state gaming rules.

WALL OF HOPE

 

Create a Wall of Hope by providing Coaches vs. Cancer themed donation cards and displaying them in the gym or other common area of your school. In exchange for a donation, students and faculty can honor a loved one who is facing, or has faced cancer.

CUSTOMIZED SWAG

 

Create customized rubber wristbands in honor of an individual or the fight against cancer, and have students and community members sell them with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Have the color of the item align with the type of cancer you’re focusing on.

2018 - 2019 YOUTH & HS TOOLKIT

 

Want more information? Download the Youth & HS Toolkit here:

 
 

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American Cancer Society - Madison

American Cancer Society

725 Heartland Trl. #301

Madison, WI 53717

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AJ Prathivadi

608.662.7543

aj.prathivadi@cancer.org