Coaches versus Cancer game on Feb. 14

When the CVA boys varsity basketball team takes the court against Sherburne-Earlville on Tuesday, Feb. 14, they will be looking to score, not only a home victory, but also some additional support for the American Cancer Society.

This is CVA’s first Coaches versus Cancer night. The event is part of a national effort by high school and collegiate coaches to raise awareness fundraise for the American Cancer Society’s  research, education, advocacy and patient service programs.

The coaches will hold a 50/50 raffle and encourage change drops at concession stands.

Over the years, CVA’s Mott Marathon Challenge has partnered with the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life. Last June, the event raised over $10,000 in honor of Jack Day (Ilion ’11).

“We are thrilled to be promoting new events here at CVA as we continue to try and beat this disease,” said Jim Mott, CVA teacher and soccer coach.

“We’re grateful to the coaches for hosting this event. CVA Senior Tyler Rhude was the guiding force behind this event. We hope the community will come out and root for the boys and support the coaches’ efforts to make a difference in the fight against cancer.”

The varsity game tips off at 7 p.m. in the CVA large gym.