Holy Ghost Prep honored at Coaches vs. Cancer breakfast on March 13
Holy Ghost Prep was recognized as one of the leaders in the Coaches vs. Cancer’s school initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s historic Palestra on Monday, March 13.
The City 6 men’s college basketball coaches—Villanova’s Jay Wright, Temple’s Fran Dunphy, Saint Joseph’s Phil Martelli, La Salle’s John Giannini, Penn’s Steve Donahue, and Drexel’s Zach Spiker—gathered on the morning after Selection Sunday for their annual breakfast at the Palestra to raise money for cancer research and to celebrate the successes of the past year.
During the breakfast, Holy Ghost Prep was singled out for its successful efforts to raise money for Coaches vs. Cancer this year.
Back at a January 18th morning school assembly, Holy Ghost Prep’s Tony Chapman and Jim Stewart presented Coaches vs. Cancer’s Bill Campo with a check for $4,000. That money was raised during Holy Ghost Prep’s 12th annual CARES Walk. Chapman and Stewart presented another check for $3,500 to Campo at the Palestra on Monday, March 13. These proceeds came from the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, a six-game basketball marathon held at Holy Ghost Prep back on January 21.
These funds will benefit Coaches vs. Cancer, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and college and high school basketball coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.