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Support Penn State Coaches vs. Cancer, courtesy of AAA and PledgeIt! Visit our campaign at https://pledgeit.org/aaa to pledge for every Big Ten home game 3 pointer from now until March 6th! Thank you to AAA for sponsoring this campaign, and thank you to everyone who pledges! Go Lions!


Thank you to those who came out to support Penn State Men's Basketball for the Coaches vs. Cancer Game against Michigan State on Sunday, January 10th!

CvC Day 2016

The committee and supporters of the Penn State Coaches vs. Cancer program on the court at half time to honor two incredible gentlemen - Steve Greer and Kent Wible. The program owes so many thanks to these two for their huge role in the success of our events! Thank you for all that you do to help us finish the fight!

Your support will help us raise money to finish the fight against cancer. Thank you for being a part of a great event - one that's making a difference in the lives of those fighting cancer in our community!


We just want to thank everyone who made this year another great year for the Penn State Coaches vs. Cancer program!!! We had a year full of great events! From our CvC Day, to the Student Program 5k, to our Celebrity Golf Tournament, we had a fantastic year. And of course we must say a huge shout out to the State College Brew Expo and the Bestwick Foundation's Reverse Car Drawing for all of your incredible support!! Thank you for all that you did! Cheers to a wonderful 2015, and we're looking forward to an even greater 2016!!!


We are very excited for our next fundraising event, the State College Brew Expo! If you have never been then you need to mark your calendars for Saturday, August 15 and come on out to Tussey Mountain from 5:00 - 9:00 pm!

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This event's slogal is "Good Beer, Good Music, Great Cause!", and it could not be more true! Guests are in for a treat, between the food vendors, the breweries providing taste testing, and the incredible bands lined up for entertainment. And proceeds benefit Penn State Coaches vs. Cancer! Help us finish the fight against cancer and have a blast doing it!

Visit http://www.statecollegebrewexpo.com/ for more details and to purchase tickets.

Thank you again to


as our 2015 Tournament Sponsor!

We cannot say thank you enough to HRI, Inc. and to our other amazing sponsors for helping us to have another great tournament! The Penn State Coaches vs. Cancer Celebrity Golf Tournament kicked off on Thursday, May 28th at our Sponsor/Captain Reception at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. We also want to thank all of our golfers, guests, donors, committee, and volunteers for making such a premier event not just possible, but great!

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(Photos courtesy of Christopher Ritter).

After a great evening with our Sponsors and Captains, we headed off to the Penn State Blue and White courses on Friday, May 29 to tee off on cancer! With amazing weather, delicious food and drinks from our on course sponsors, and some of the best company, a fantastic time was had by all!

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(Photos courtesy of Christopher Ritter)

"Coaches vs. Cancer Night... Who are you fighting for?"

Thank you to all who came to the Coaches vs. Cancer Game - Saturday, February 28, 2015!

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What a great night! We appreciate everyone who made the trip to the BJC to help support the Men's Basketball Team and Coaches vs. Cancer. We had a great chance to highlight all the wonderful things that Coaches vs. Cancer, the American Cancer Society, and some of our other great partners, like the Bestwick Foundation and the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund, are doing to help those with cancer in our community.

  The Coach

Introduced as just the 12th head coach in Nittany Lion basketball history in June 2011, Patrick Chambers quickly energized the Penn State fan base with his passion and enthusiasm and his team's all-out style of play.  Attitude is the name of the game for everything Patrick Chambers does.  He and the Nittany Lion basketball program live by the motto of approaching adversity with a choice. You can either face challenges with a positive attitude or dwell on them with a negative attitude. 

“We strive within our basketball program to reach a standard of excellence from our players, coaches and staff.  We believe the same standard, with energy and enthusiasm, can be applied to Coaches vs. Cancer ® (CVC) of Penn State to make it one of the most successful programs in the country helping the American Cancer Society provide support.  We’ve had challenges, as a basketball team and in our daily lives, but we always strive to meet them and overcome them.  As I tell the players, if you stay focused with your attitude, you can accomplish anything.  It takes a team effort to make a difference in the fight against cancer in our community and beyond, and that’s our goal.”

The CVC Golf Tournament is the flagship event of the organization created to raise funds year-round to support the American Cancer Society.  It has more than doubled in size since it began in 1997, and there could not be a better man with a better attitude continuing to lead the Penn State CVC fight than Coach Chambers.

With the funds raised in 2013, the CVC eclipsed $2 million raised in the fight against cancer. While it was a fun day on the golf course, the bigger fight cannot be stated enough. To get involved as a sponsor or participant in Coaches vs. Cancer ® of Penn State please visit CVCPENNSTATE.ORG or call 814.234.1023.

For information about the American Cancer Society’s national CVC program: http://www.cancer.org/involved/participate/coachesvscancer/

Penn State Men’s Basketball: http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-baskbl/