American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic 2024 E-Update

Dec. 2023 │Issue No. 2

You are a part of the LV Classic story

The vision of then-UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger 17 years ago was to use the amazing backdrop of Las Vegas to support Coaches vs. Cancer while creating an iconic event in one of the most iconic cities in the world. But nearly 20 years ago, some people questioned whether Las Vegas should even host such an event tied to college athletics. 

Today, Las Vegas has become the epicenter of sports - Super Bowl, F1, Final Four, Stanley Cup & WNBA champs, National Finals Rodeo, etc. - with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell raving about the city in early December.

Your role in supporting the Las Vegas Classic has played a part in that story. Thank you for supporting Coaches vs. Cancer - and thank you for being a fan of Las Vegas. Let’s keep writing this story together! 

May 19-21, 2024 event one of largest of kind in nation

This year will mark the 17th 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 19-21, 2024 event hosted at Park MGM. Golf will be played at four of the top courses in the Southwest - Shadow Creek, Southern Highlands, Cascata and TPC Summerlin - as we team to once again raise over $1 million to donate to ACS. 

Foursomes are $20,000 and include hotel accommodations, golf, parties and meals. To RSVP, contact Lon Kruger at [email protected] or (405) 401-8326. Spots are limited. 

Head coaches already committed for 2024 include:

Roy Williams

North Carolina (retired)

Greg McDermott


Matt Painter


Fred Hoiberg


Porter Moser


Chris Crutchfield


Bob Chipman

Washburn (retired)

Ron McHenry

Washburn (retired)

Dana Altman


Lon Kruger

CvC Council Chair (retired)

Andy Enfield


Tubby Smith

High Point (retired)

Jerome Tang

Kansas State

Tim Miles

San Jose State

Ron Cottrell

Houston Christian

Jim Harrick

UCLA (retired)

Fran McCaffery


Brad Underwood


Kevin Kruger


Jerod Haase


Reggie Theus


Pete Herrmann

Young Harris (retired)

Chris Klieman

Kansas State FB


This Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic current or former head coach became his school's all-time winningest coach in December 2022.

A. Lon Kruger (retired)

B. Oregon's Dana Altman

C. Colorado's Tad Boyle

D. Illinois' Brad Underwood

See answer below.

Join other top sponsors in the fight against cancer

Want to join the likes of Sanford Health, MGM Resorts International, NextGen Cattle Co., Nike, The UPS Store, Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Wald Family Foods, RBC Capital Markets and Xs & Os of Success and play an even bigger role in supporting Coaches vs. Cancer? All while gaining valuable exposure for your organization? 

There are new ways available for you to engage with this unique event. Click here to check out how you and/or your company can get involved and team with the American Cancer Society

For more information, contact Bridget Byrne at [email protected] or (702) 275-1124 or Samantha Molinero at [email protected] or (954) 639-2101.


Answer: Colorado head coach Tad Boyle. In his 14th year as head coach of the men's basketball program, he holds a record of 272-172 (.613). He is Colorado's all-time leader in men's basketball coaching wins and second in win percentage.

Entering his 18th overall season as a collegiate head coach, Boyle has won 58 percent of his games with a record of 328-238. Boyle owns nine of Colorado’s 13 all-time seasons of 20-plus wins, including all five of the Buffaloes’ top single-season win totals. He has guided Colorado to 11 postseason appearances in 12 possible seasons; with no postseason in 2020 due to Covid. Included in that span is a school-record seven-straight appearances from 2011 to 2017. Prior to that seven-year run, no Colorado team had participated in the postseason more than two consecutive years.

(Boyle is pictured far right with Gar Heard and Craig Barlow in 2022.)

A special thank you to our sponsors

Want to join the likes of Sanford HealthMGM Resorts InternationalNextGen Cattle Co.NikeThe UPS StoreComprehensive Cancer CentersWald Family Foods, RBC Capital Markets 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 2024 Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic by contacting Bridget Byrne at [email protected] or (702) 275-1124.

Have questions about the 17th 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.

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