MICDS Paints It Pink to Support Cancer Awareness

McDonnell Gym was awash in pink last Friday night for our annual Coaches vs. Cancer basketball game to support the mission of the American Cancer Society. Rams fans purchased special event t-shirts before winter break, and then showed up in force to support our team and a great cause. Josh Smith, Athletics Director, reports that 300 shirts were sold and is excited to continue to grow the program each year. The American Cancer Society received the proceeds from the sale of the shirts.

For nearly 30 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.

“It was amazing to see two large rival crowds joining together to support a wonderful cause!” said Ashley Cooper ’23, Athletics Council Co-Head. “When you walked into the gym, the overwhelming support was obvious with the entire Rams community showing up in their pink!”

Thanks to Noah Macam ’23 for capturing the event so well!

Linda Sodemann, Coaches vs. Cancer volunteer, said, “What an awesome atmosphere for the MICDS-JB basketball game last Friday night! I loved the pink shirts everywhere and the incredible school spirit on display!

“Thank you to all staff members from both schools for their assistance in making the game such an awesome event. We are thankful and grateful that both MICDS and JB have joined the Coaches vs Cancer team supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society. We look forward to working together again next year.”