The one-of-a-kind Coaches vs Cancer “Member for A Day” auction that concluded on Nov. 27 raised $216,905 to support ACS.
The event gave fans and supporters a chance to bid on an opportunity to golf with their favorite NCAA college basketball coaches and sportscasters. More than 100 coaches and celebrities donated rounds of golf.
The top bid of $22,100 went to baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr., who offered an outing at Michael Jordan’s new course, Grove XXIII, in Florida. North Carolina basketball head coach Roy Williams led the way for the college coaches, donating a round of golf at Pinehurst #2, which sold for $17,600.
Some of the biggest names in sports stepped up to support us, including:
- Lon Kruger, University of Oklahoma
- Rick Pitino, Iona
- Fran McCaffery, University of Iowa
- Tubby Smith, High Point University
- Brad Underwood, University of Illinois
- Jay Bilas, ESPN
- Steve Smith, NBA All-Star
All golf rounds will be played in 2021, and winners can coordinate with the host members on their preferred date. Travel and accommodations are not included. MGM Resorts International is sponsoring the event.