Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $676
Event Amount Raised: $3,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
School: West Seneca West Senior High School
Date: January 27, 2023
West Senior High School
Seneca Street, West Seneca
The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This initiative 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. Since 1993, coaches have raised over $145 million for the American Cancer Society.
Here in West Seneca, on January 27th, West Senior Varsity Coach Reuben Owens teamed up with Sweet Home’s Coach, Brandon Woods, combined efforts to raise just over $3,000 for the cause by shooting free throws and being sponsored per FTs made.
There were about 40 players and 7 coaches that participated. The players shot 100 FTs over the course of 10 days. Each player was responsible for collecting a donation per FT made or a flat donation.