Phil Martelli and Philly Coaches Host 2nd Annual Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall on May 7
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  04/19/2005

April 19, 2005

PHILADELPHIA - Join Phil Martelli and the city's basketball coaches and their wives in their fight against cancer by attending the American Cancer Society's Second Annual Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall, presented by Independence Blue Cross, on Saturday, May 7. The black-tie event at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue will also feature exclusive items in both live and silent auctions.

The Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer group leads the country in fund-raising, while Martelli and the others strive to meet this year's goal of one million dollars.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. Dinner and dancing begins at 8 p.m.

A live auction includes "experience" items such as a trip to the Final Four, club seats to an Eagles game, a trip to Lance Armstrong's Last Tour de France and a chance to play basketball against the Philadelphia coaches in the Palestra.

The silent auction will feature items from all of Philadelphia's professional teams, suites for the U2 concert and Disney on Ice, dining and shopping packages and autographed sports memorabilia, to name a few.

Tickets are $ 300 per person, with a 10-person corporate table costing $ 3,500. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To purchase tickets, contact the American Cancer Society at 215-985-5400.