On Friday, January 30, Dock Boys and Girls Basketball teams and Cheer Squad hosted their first Coaches vs. Cancer awareness game night. The American Cancer Society – Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of College Basketball Coaches. Funds that are raised through this program support new research, patient services that provide support to cancer patients and their caregivers during treatment, and the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge – a “home away from home” for cancer patients.
Going into the evening our goal was to raise $1000 supporting the American Cancer Society- Coaches vs. Cancer effort. We are happy to announce that we passed our goal by raising $1,835, which will be donated by Christopher Dock Athletics to this cause.
The primary focal point was our junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games vs. Delco, and our girls basketball game vs. Lower Moreland. In our push to earn a more favorable playoff seeding, both varsity teams were delighted to win these late January games. Our Cheer Squad also performed a great competitive cheer routine during the halftime of our boys game. They went on to win the Bicentennial League Cheer Championships the following day!
One of the Coaches vs. Cancer activities was a shootout for both the girls and boys varsity half times. During each half time, we had 12 participants representing pre-high school, high school, and post high school. Our winners won in dramatic style and they were Anna Gwiazdzinski and Nathan Addley.
We want to thank Alan Howald for his leadership in planning and coordinating our Coaches vs. Cancer activities. Alan serves as president of the American Cancer Society Board of Volunteers, and has worked with Coaches vs. Cancer in other settings. We appreciate all the time and effort he put into making our Coaches vs. Cancer event a success!
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