Join us at our Celebration of Hope!

Coach Mike Brey, head coach of the University of Notre Dame men's basketball team, has been an unwavering supporter of the American Cancer Society for over 24 years, beginning with his coaching career at the University of Delaware.  Since coming to the University of Notre Dame in 2001, Coach Brey has raised over

$3.5 million for Coaches vs. Cancer (CvC)!  ALL funds support the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society.  And we are not stopping there.

In 2020, we will be celebrating Coach Brey completing his 20th season of coaching the Fighting Irish. Not only that, but this year’s Coaches vs. Cancer events mark the 20th anniversary of when the Michiana community embraced these events, and when our CvC story began.  We have much to celebrate, and we intend to celebrate BIG!


A Celebration of Hope, hosted by Coach Mike Brey, encompasses the two signature events that Coach and the American Cancer Society host every year in August - Night of the Stars and the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic. 


We kick-off the celebration on Monday, August 3 with the Night of the Stars at The Joyce Center at Purcell Pavilion - an event that honors four extraordinary individuals who are making significant contributions to the fight against cancer.  Guests of this event will enjoy a formal dinner, an auction including one-of-a-kind items and a program that promises to inspire.


Then, on Tuesday, August 4, we complete our CvC experience with the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic, hosted at Blackthorn Golf Club.  Our foursomes will have an unparalleled golf experience on the links, including shopping in a player gift suite, lunch, on-course games, culinary treats and premium Under Armour player giveaways. 

To learn more about Coach Brey's Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, please contact Jessica McCrea.


Celebration of Hope
American Cancer Society

130 Red Coach Drive

Mishawaka, IN 46545
(574) 257-9789, Opt. 3