On Saturday, Dec. 12, MacMurray College Basketball will host a Coaches vs. Cancer event in efforts to raise cancer awareness and support local basketball coach Bill Pool with his battle with cancer.
That afternoon, the Highlanders are scheduled take on conference foe Principia College at Bill Wall Gymnasium on the MacMurray campus. The MacMurray Lady Highlanders will tip off at 1 p.m. and the men’s game is scheduled to follow at 3 p.m. Admission to the games is free, and donations will be accepted at the door. These funds will be split between Coaches vs. Cancer and Team Pool.
Team Pool is designated for Turner Junior High Head Basketball Coach Bill Pool. Coach Pool has been an inspiration in his battle against cancer while continuing as head basketball coach at Turner. Fundraising specifically for Team Pool will be a silent auction, sports memorabilia, and 50/50 raffle tickets to win a brand new Chevrolet Equinox. Those attending are encouraged to wear red clothing to support Coach Pool and the MacMurray Highlanders.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a national organization that coordinates with the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This program is a unique opportunity for coaches, players, and the community to engage in for efforts to raise funds and cancer awareness.
STORY COURTESY OF MacMURRAY COLLEGE SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE