PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 8, 2012) – The annual tip-off dinner at the Rutgers Athletic Center to benefit the American Cancer Society and its Coaches vs. Cancer program has been-rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m. The dinner, hosted by Rutgers University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Rice and his wife Kerry, was originally slated for Nov. 2, but was postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Fans and friends of the program will have the opportunity for an up-close look at the Scarlet Knights at the fun and friendly affair, which will be centered around a team practice on the RAC floor. Tickets are available for $100.00 each and can be purchased by visiting http://coaches.acsevents.org/RutgersCVCTipOff or by calling 732-951-6321.
Last year’s inaugural event was a resounding success and raised approximately $40,000 dollars in the fight against cancer.
In addition to the practice, the evening will feature food stations, a silent auction, cocktails and the opportunity to meet the coaches and players. Dinner tables will encircle the game floor. Attire for the much-anticipated event is party casual.
The mission of Coaches vs. Cancer is to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living among students, faculty, school staff, fans, and the community at large, through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities and advocacy programs. The Coaches vs. Cancer program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to raise awareness and funds to support the American Cancer Society’s mission. More than 3,000 college and high school coaches participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer program annually, having raised more than $70 million since its inception in 1993.
Rice is an active member of Coaches vs. Cancer and its many endeavors. In March, he was named to the NABC Coaches vs. Cancer National Council. His commitment to the organization was never more prevalent than on Sept. 28, when he rappelled a 470-foot skyscraper in Jersey City in the “Over the Edge” event. A week prior, he participated in the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C.