Sept. 8, 2003
Mike Brey’s continuing efforts for the fight against cancer hit record numbers this year with the second annual Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament and the inaugural Community For A Cure a two-day event lead-in to the golf tournament. The collaboration of the two programs raised more than $140,00 dollar for the CVC Program and the American Cancer Society.
Community For A Cure was a prelude to the golf event and featured a radio-a-thon hosted by The WSBT Radio Group and as well as a free-throw shooting contest.
Festivities for the golfing event began with a silent auction and cocktail reception on August 17 at the Blue Heron at Blackthorn. A scramble golf tournament took place the next day (August 18) at the Blackthorn Golf Club, followed by a celebrity dinner featuring Brey and his coaching staff.
The golf tournament raised approximately $57,000 for the CVC program. Foursomes for the event were sold out months in advance.
Brey and his wife Tish have been longtime supporters of the fundraising efforts for CVC. Brey was the recipient of the 2003 CVC Champion Award, given annually by the CVC National Council and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In February, he has named to the CVC National Council.
Notre Dame ranked sixth nationally in terms of money raised during the 2001-02 year s the Breys raised more than $90,000 through various events for both cancer research and CVC program.