The Palestra to Host Coaches vs. Cancer Open Practice

Philadelphia- The University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team will host the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer Open Practice: Slam Dunk Cancer on Friday, Nov. 12 at The Palestra.

Penn, Drexel, Temple, La Salle, Villanova and Saint Joseph’s will have their teams, cheerleaders, mascots and pep band at the event.< Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. If you have any questions about the event or want to make a contribution to the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer, please visit the web site at

The Coaches vs. Cancer program was created in 1993 by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In 199 the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association joined the program. Coaches vs. Cancer leverages the celebrity of our nation’s coaches to raise awareness of key cancer issues and to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s mission. The program has raised over $13.5 million to benefit the American Cancer Society with events including the Coaches vs. Cancer classic, Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge, Midnight Practice Events, coaches clinics and local activities

Who: Philadelphia’s top men’s college basketball programs

What: Open Practice Autograph session with teams and coaches, games, competitions, music and more.

When: Friday, Nov. 12, 2004
5:30 p.m - Doors Open
6 p.m. - Villanova and Temple
7 p.m. – Drexel and La Salle

Where: The Palestra

Why: Help Fight Cancer All proceeds support the American Cancer Society