KU’s Bill Self Partakes in National Coaches vs. Cancer 2015 Season Tipoff
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A capacity crowd, including Kansas City area dignitaries and coaches, packed into historic Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in downtown Kansas City for the eighth annual Coaches vs. Cancer 2015 Season Tipoff fundraiser Tuesday night.
Long-time Missouri coach Norm Stewart, who played an instrumental role in starting Coaches vs. Cancer, was the host of the evening’s festivities. Legendary broadcaster Bob Costas served as emcee for the event, while area men’s basketball coaches Bill Self from Kansas, Bruce Weber from Kansas State, Kim Anderson from Missouri and Kareem Richardson from UMKC mingled with the many Coaches vs. Cancer donors throughout the evening before taking the stage.
“It’s best because Norm is here,” said Self referring to Stewart who founded Coaches vs. Cancer through the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). “Norm deserves the majority of the credit for getting this started. To think whenever you get diagnosed with prostate cancer yourself, like he did, and how do you spin that into a positive and 100 million dollars later we are looking at what has basically occurred because of him.”
Money was raised for the Coaches vs. Cancer 2015 Season Tipoff by purchasing a ticket to the event along with silent and live auctions throughout the evening’s festivities.
Following a reception, Costas conducted a roundtable on the Midland’s stage with the coaches and Stewart discussing favorite victories, worst defeats and the most influential people that assisted in getting to them into college coaching. War stories were exchanged much to the delight of those in attendance.
About Coaches vs. Cancer
From the it’s Facebook page, Founded in 2008, Coaches vs. Cancer is collaboration between the American Cancer Society and athletic coaches that empowers the coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Coaches vs. Cancer leverages the leadership and personal excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase awareness and promote healthy living.all Coaches. Coaches vs. Cancer leverages the leadership and personal excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living.
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