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Coaches Vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast Will Feature Bob Valvano

ESPN announcer Bob Valvano, brother of the late Jim Valvano who coached North Carolina State University to an NCAA title in 1982 before dying of cancer in 1993, will be the guest speaker at the Hampton Roads Basketball Coaches Versus Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

The event will feature basketball coaches from six area colleges and universities, including Old Dominion University men's coach Blaine Taylor and women's coach Wendy Larry, and be held at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on the ODU campus from 8-10 a.m.

The breakfast is a celebration of the start of the collegiate basketball season, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $35. The program will include entertainment and a silent auction. Players and fans of all the teams are expected to attend.

Former ODU coach Paul Webb and former Maryland and James Madison coach Lefty Driesell will serve as honorary chairs. Other participating schools include Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Virginia Wesleyan College and the College of William and Mary.

Tickets are available at www.coachesvscancerhamptonroads.org, or by contacting Jennifer Stout at elisa.wills@cancer.org or 757-493-7940.

By taking what it has learned through research and turning it into what it does, the American Cancer Society has contributed to a 15 percent decrease in the overall cancer death rate between the early 1990s and 2005.

This article was posted on: September 22, 2010

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