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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY COACHES VS. CANCER SHOOTOUT
Premiere high school basketball games to benefit a great cause


 
DATES:
January 31, 2013
TIME:
10:00 a.m. (Doors TBD)
TICKETS:
Tickets are $7 in advance and $12 day of game and go on sale Monday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.


Purchase tickets at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers or online at ticketmaster.com. A per ticket facility fee will be added to the price of all tickets. Additional Ticketmaster fees may apply.

Disabled seating, call 314-622-5420
SEATING:
Basketball
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Sports fans won’t want to miss a day filled with premier high school basketball games to benefit a cause that’s close to so many. The American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer® Shootout presented by Ameren Missouri is set for Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Scottrade Center.

Area high school coaches and volunteers of the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer program  have teamed up to plan the event which will benefit research, education, advocacy and free patient services for our local communities.  Seven games will be played throughout the day, with the first game starting at 10 am and the final contest set for 8:30 pm.  The matchups include programs from Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky.  More details and ticket information is available at www.coachesvscancerstlouis.org.
 
This year’s Shootout features local rivalries and games sure to showcase great basketball, including the final two games of the event - matchups between Roxana and Marquette, and Christian Brothers College and Henry Clay. 

Roxana ended the 2011-12 season 22-9 and has a 6’9” Division I recruit coming back named Hunter Reine.  Hunter led the St. Louis area in rebounds and was named the 2011-12 Small-Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year.  Marquette ended the 2011-12 season 28-3, sixth in the state, and have seven of their top eight players coming back. 

Henry Clay out of Kentucky will face off against St. Louis area CBC High School and boasts six Kentucky state championships out of 26 appearances.  Six of their top eight players are coming back, with their top three being recruited across the nation.  Coach Bobby McCormack of CBC has eight returning players of which three are Division I recruits, and the school has won five state titles out of seven appearances. 

This year’s Shootout schedule includes the following games:

Time School
10 a.m. St. John Vianney High (MO) vs. Lindbergh High (MO) - Boys
11:30 a.m. MICDS (MO) vs. St. Louis University High (MO) - Boys
1:00 p.m. Quincy Notre Dame High (IL) vs. Nashville High (IL) - Girls
2:30 p.m. De Smet Jesuit High (MO) vs. Rockhurt High (MO) - Boys
4:00 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. Duchesne High (MO) vs. Peoria Notre Dame High (IL) - Boys
6:30 p.m. Roxana High (IL) vs. Marquette Catholic High (IL) - Boys
8:00 p.m. Christian Brothers College High (MO) vs. Henry Clay High (KY) - Boys

The Coaches vs. Cancer initiative is collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  It provides education and prevention information to basketball fans nationwide, inviting fans to join with their local coach in support of the program.     
           
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.  For more information about the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, or if you or someone you know is facing cancer, contact the American Cancer Society 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-227-2345 or cancer.org.