Your team's involvement in Coaches vs. Cancer could score you an invite to the 2021 Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala!
YOUTH & HIGH SCHOOL
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.)
AJ Prathivadi at
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
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 25-31, 2021 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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
2020 - 2021 YOUTH & HS TOOLKIT
Want more information? Download the Youth & HS Toolkit here: