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Martelli and Philly Coaches to Host Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Outing on Sept. 24
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  08/27/2007

Aug. 27, 2007

PHILADELPHIA - Phil Martelli and the head coaches of the city's six men's basketball programs will participate in the 12th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Jim Maloney Golf Classic to benefit the American Cancer Society. Foursomes, individual spots and sponsorships are still available for the event on Monday, September 24 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club.

The schedule for the day is lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a noon shotgun start. The cocktail reception and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.

Foursomes can be purchased for $2,000, which includes all of the day's activities plus a tee sign. Tee sponsorships are available for $300 while tickets for the reception and dinner only are $100.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the basketball offices at any of the six schools, or by calling the American Cancer Society at 215-985-5401.

This year's event, which will be held at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club, hopes to raise more than $100,000 for the American Cancer Society's life-saving research, education, advocacy and service programs available for cancer survivors in the Philadelphia area.

Kyle Lograsso, five year-old cancer survivor and golf prodigy of Telford, PA, will also make a special appearance at this year's Golf Classic. Diagnosed with cancer in both eyes at the age of two, Kyle's talent and love for the game truly inspires anyone who hears his story. His story has attracted attention from local and even national media, including Golf Digest, CBS' Evening News with Katie Couric and HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Learning to play golf by watching the Golf Channel at a very young age, Kyle works on perfecting his swing and dreams of one day playing against his idol Tiger Woods. After losing an eye to the disease, he surely hasn't lost determination or sight of his goals.

Martelli and Temple coach Fran Dunphy are the co-chairs for the outing, which is just one of the few Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer events each year. The city's six coaches have joined together to increase awareness and resources to fight the disease. Since 1996, Coaches vs. Cancer of Philadelphia has raised more than $3 million in the Philadelphia area.

The golf classic honors the memory of former Temple assistant coach Jim Maloney.

For more information about Coaches vs. Cancer of Philadelphia, contact Lisa Kaplan at 215-985-5401 or pa.phillycoaches@cancer.org, or by visiting the web site at www.phillycoachesvscancer.org or by clicking here.