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Mount Ida to Host Coaches vs. Cancer Games this Weekend

Mount Ida to Host Coaches vs. Cancer Games this Weekend

NEWTON, Mass. – The Mount Ida softball team and head coach Katie Zuman will team up with the American Cancer Society and participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative this weekend.

During the Mustangs' doubleheader against Albertus Magnus on Sunday, April 24, fans will have an opportunity to take part in fund-raising activities that will benefit the life-saving work of the American Cancer Society and its Coaches vs. Cancer initiative. The doubleheader will begin at 12:00pm and is being played at the Mount Ida Softball Field.

During pre-game warmups, the Mustangs will sport rainbow tie-dye shirts with the Coaches vs Cancer logo on the back to represent the many types of cancer, as we all have family and friends who have faced many different battles. 

The players are collecting pledges to show their support and donations will also be collected on-site to benefit the American Cancer Society. We hope you will come out and support the team for this great cause because with everyone's help there will someday be a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers all coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.

Earlier this year, the Mount Ida College and Lasell College men's basketball teams teamed up here at Mount Ida to also promote this cause during their game.

For more information, please visit www.coachesvscancer.org, find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/coachesvscancerMA), Twitter (@CoachesMA) and Instagram (@Coaches_MA), or contact Greg McKeever, Coaches vs. Cancer Coordinator at greg.mckeever@cancer.org or 508-270-4823.