Pat Chambers To Host 19th Annual Coaches Vs. Cancer Golf Tournament
The Penn State basketball program has made the Coaches Vs. Cancer Penn State Golf Tournament a tradition over the past 18 years, and Head Coach Pat Chambers is preparing to tee it up this weekend to host the annual event. The CvC-Penn State program has been wildly successful since its inception, eclipsing the $2 million mark and aiming to break $2.5 million in the near future.
The event kicks off today with a Sponsor/Captain Reception and silent auction at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, and continues into Friday for the all-day golf tournament. There will be plenty of noteworthy figures on hand for the 18-hole scramble tournament, held at Penn State’s Blue and White courses. Former players, coaches, and department leaders will all be on hand for the day’s festivities, including NBA All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, who played for Chambers at Villanova while he was an assistant under Jay Wright.
Among the roughly-300 golfers will be a large group of former players, including Brian Allen, Nick Colella, Craig Collins, Joe Crispin, Jon Crispin, Tim Frazier, Ben Luber, Danny Morrissey, Glenn Sekunda, Tyler Smith, Ross Travis, and Alan Wisniewski. Ron Harper, a five-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, will also hit the green on Friday.
A number of Penn State head coaches and administrators will be in attendance as well, including Athletic Director Sandy Barbour and coaches James Franklin (football), Rob Cooper (baseball), Missy Doherty (women’s lacrosse), Guy Gadowsky (men’s hockey), Char Morett (field hockey), Greg Nye (men’s golf), Mark Pavlik (men’s volleyball), Jeff Thompson (women’s gymnastics), Erica Walsh (women’s soccer), and Bob Warming (men’s soccer).
Last year with the help of sponsors, golfers, donors, committees, volunteers, and other attendees the event raised $125,000. The tournament is the pinnacle of CvC-Penn State yearlong fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit the CvC-Penn State website.