Presented by Hy-Vee
Friday, May 13, 2022
Ron Pearson Center
Please help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer.
Join us as we celebrate the American Cancer Society 15th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Gala, presented by Hy-Vee on Friday, May 13, 2022 when we bring together our state’s four Division I men’s basketball coaches along with business and community leaders from across Iowa for a special evening in celebrating 15 years of hope as we carry on the legacy of our Coaches vs. Cancer Iowa founder, Dale Howard.
Dale Howard was a special coach, father, grandfather and friend who saw a need to help cancer patients and their families. He had a vision to start a Coaches vs. Cancer program in Iowa, which would bring together all four of the state’s Division I men’s basketball coaches. He saw this as an opportunity to play a part in raising vital funds for the fight against cancer, and his original vision has turned into a legacy.
We ask you to join us in continuing to fulfill Dale’s vision by joining our team, along with Coach Ben Jacobson (UNI), Coach Darian DeVries (Drake), Coach Fran McCaffery (Iowa) and Coach T.J. Otzelberger (ISU) to continue raising critical funds to fight cancer at our 15th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Gala, presented by Hy-Vee.
We hope to see you there!
For over 25 years, the Coaches vs. Cancer program, in collaboration with the National
Association of Basketball Coaches, has united coaches and fans nationwide to help the
American Cancer Society defeat a common enemy – cancer. Because of their passion and
dedicated support, the impact has been felt in communities nationwide.
Through fundraising and education initiatives, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has supported
the American Cancer Society in helping to save more lives from cancer. Since 1993, coaches
have raised more than $110 million for the American Cancer Society.