American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic 2022 E-Update
December 2021 l Issue No. 2
Dear Friends,

We’ve heard so many terrific things about the Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic presented by Sanford Health, and we can’t wait to experience it for the first time in May. We’ll be there with you to fight against cancer. Thank you for being a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Team. Together, we are going to win. 

Enjoy the rest of the season, and we’ll see you in Vegas.

Kermit Davis
Ole Miss, Head Coach
Davis’ annual Make Kermit Pay is one of the most interactive Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising events each season. See here how Ole Miss fans helped Davis personally donate over $10,000 to Coaches vs. Cancer in October. 
Secure your foursome today for LV Golf Classic
May 15-17, 2022 event one of largest of kind in nation
This year will mark the 15th year of the Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic presented by Sanford Health - and the event keeps growing to support the American Cancer Society. Make plans today to secure your foursome in the May 15-17, 2022 event hosted at Park MGM. Golf will be played at four of the top courses in the Southwest - Shadow Creek, Southern Highlands, The Summit and, new this year, Cascata - as we team to once again raise over $1 million to donate to ACS.  

Foursomes are $16,000 and include hotel accommodations, two rounds of golf (Monday & Tuesday), parties and meals. To RSVP, contact Lon Kruger at [email protected] or (405) 401-8326. Spots are limited. 
USC head coach Andy Enfield (center) with his team in 2021.
Over 30 current or former head coaches are already committed for 2022:
Roy Williams
North Carolina (retired)
Dana Altman
Lon Kruger
CvC Council Chair (retired)
Frank Martin
South Carolina
Brad Underwood
Eric Musselman
Bob Chipman
Washburn (retired)
Fran McCaffery
Greg McDermott
Tubby Smith
High Point
Matt Painter
Andy Enfield
Jerod Haase
Eric Konkol
Louisiana Tech
Kevin Kruger
Tim Miles
San Jose State
Fred Hoiberg
Porter Moser
Derrin Hansen
Bob Marlin
T.J. Otzelberger
Iowa State
Kermit Davis
Ole Miss
Greg Kampe
Ron Cottrell
Houston Baptist
Rick Byrd
Belmont (retired)
Jim Harrick
UCLA (retired)
Reggie Theus
NBA (retired)
Gar Heard
NBA (retired)
Doc Sadler
Pete Herrmann
Young Harris (retired)
Ron McHenry

LV Golf Classic memories:
Top of the World's Scott Shuler
In 2014, Top of the World’s Scott Shuler and Pete Wilson stepped up as the first participants in the Las Vegas Golf Classic’s new sponsorship program. Five years later, the support became more personal than they ever expected.

In Scott’s Words
In August 2019, I received a phone call from my wife, Kathleen. We were headed to Pete and Shelly Wilson’s for dinner that evening. Kathleen shared that Shelly had breast cancer, and Pete had spent the last 18 hours working on a plan of treatment and still had questions. 
-We got to dinner and asked if there was anything we could do. Pete replied that we just pray for them.
-I asked, “Can I make one phone call?”
-Pete: “To whom?”
-Me: “Coach Kruger”
-I connected with Coach Kruger. Coach said he would call back in a couple hours.
-Coach called and said, “Call this number.” (They had an appointment with the top doctor in Boston three days later.)
-Shelly (pictured with Pete) is cancer free.

Top of the World is the leading collegiate headwear supplier in the nation and will once again donate the Coaches vs. Cancer hats for the 2022 Las Vegas Golf Classic.
Name that Coach
This Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Classic head coach played his college basketball at Penn while his wife starred on the hardwood at Notre Dame.

A. Iowa’s Fran McCaffery (wife, Margaret)
B. Purdue’s Matt Painter (wife, Sherry)
C. UNLV’s Kevin Kruger (wife, Allison)
D. Oregon’s Dana Altman (wife, Reva)

See answer below.
Overtime with Oregon head coach Dana Altman
What is the first concert you ever attended? 
Bachman-Turner Overdrive. I was a junior in high school.

Favorite athlete growing up?
Bart Starr. I loved the Green Bay Packers. When I was a kid I thought Bart Starr was the greatest.

What’s the best life advice you’ve ever received?
Work hard and good things will happen. The second part of that is you just don’t know when. Players want everything to happen really quick. I think that’s true for all of us.

Listen to more of Coach Altman’s conversation with Lon Kruger and the Xs & Os of Success’ D.J. Allen here. Kruger and Allen host Coaches vs. Cancer’s monthly podcast “Coached Up” talking basketball, leadership, life and the fight against cancer with some of the top names in the sport. 
Name that Coach
Answer: Iowa’s Fran and Margaret McCaffery are one of the most active couples in Coaches vs. Cancer. Margaret serves on the national board of the American Cancer Society. Check out their work here supporting the Russell and Ann Gerdin Iowa City Hope Lodge. ACS Hope Lodges offer cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.
A special thank you to our sponsors
Sponsorships for 2022 Classic available
Want to join the likes of Sanford Health, MGM Resorts International, NextGen Cattle Co., Nike, Top of the World, The UPS Store, Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Wald Family Foods and Xs & Os of Success and play an even bigger role in supporting Coaches vs. Cancer? All while gaining valuable exposure for your organization?

Find out more about becoming a sponsor of the 2022 Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic by contacting D.J. Allen at [email protected] or (702) 339-0991.
Learn More
Have questions about the 15th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic? 
Visit the Classic's website or contact Samantha Molinero with American Cancer Society at [email protected] or (954) 639-2101. For 2021 highlights, click here and here.
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