College and professional coaches raise money for cancer research with basketball clinic

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Basketball Coaches from Purdue Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech, Saint Francis and even the Fort Wayne Mad Ants all participated Coaches Vs. Cancer Sunday afternoon.

The program is a nationwide initiative in partnership with the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research. 

The coaches held a basketball clinic for kids Pre-K through 6th grade. The kids got to learn basketball skills and team building with the coaches and some of the teams’ players. There was also an autograph session afterwards.

“Giving back to the young people in the community is a great way to benefit American Cancer Society,” said Purdue Fort Wayne Coach John Coffman. “Most of the people here have been affected or someone in their family or someone they know has been affected by cancer so to raise money, to raise awareness for the fight against cancer is something special.”

This is the fourth year Fort Wayne has participated in Coaches Vs. Cancer. 

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