Charity begins in the heart and always comes full circle in some way!

My wife and I have interests in many charities, but our primary focus is with the Coaches vs Cancer charity. We have contributed, and will continue to, this charity for many years. If you have any questions about our experience and about the charity, contact us anytime and we will be very pleased to help you in any way.


The following is as reported at the Coaches vs Cancer web site which can be found here: Coaches vs Cancer


Per Coaches vs Cancer Website:

The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.

Because cancer has touched so many of our nation’s basketball coaches, Coaches vs. Cancer offers them the unique opportunity to fight the disease. Through integrated fundraising activities and public awareness campaigns, participating coaches are truly making a difference in the fight against cancer and are raising awareness in their communities about the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, and making healthy lifestyle choices.

If you are a coach looking to get involved in your community and make a difference for a meaningful cause, Coaches vs. Cancer is for you. There are various ways you can use your voice and leadership to help fight cancer:

  • Participate in national and local events to raise funds and awareness to support Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society.
  • Serve as a local/national spokesperson to heighten visibility of the resources, services, and support that the American Cancer Society offers to help all people facing cancer.
  • Advocate for responsible public policy issues related to cancer.
  • Increase awareness of the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Raise funds in the fight against cancer to help support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving efforts to eliminate the disease.

To learn more about how you can make a difference as a coach in your community and across the nation through the Coaches vs. Cancer program, call  1-800-227-2345, or email You may also contact Jim Satalin, national program director, at  315-433-5600.

Council Membership

Jay Bilas
Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University
Gary Bowne, Hickory Christian Academy
Mike Brey, University of Notre Dame
Jim Calhoun, University of Connecticut
Ed De Chellis, Naval Academy
Bobby Cremins, 
Kenneth Dennard
Don Distasio
Fran Dunphy, Temple University
Mark Few, Gonzaga University
Jeff Gamber
Frank Haith, University of Missouril
Lon Kruger, University of Oklahoma
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University
Phil Martelli (chair), St. Joseph’s University
Fran McCaffery, University of Iowa
Garry Munson
Michael Pizzo
Oliver Purnell, DePaul University
Donald Resnick
Mike Rice, Rutgers University
Dave Rose, Brigham Young University
Bob Sansone
Orlando “Tubby” Smith, University of Minnesota
Norm Stewart
Bruce Weber, Kansas State University
Gary Williams
Roy Williams, University of North Carolina

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