Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall Gala

David Montgomery of the Phillies spends time with Sylvia DiBona, an event sponsor at the 14th annual Coaches vs.Cancer at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Philadelphia.

More than 600 guests attended the American Cancer Society's 14th annual Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall Gala on April 8. Named BasketBall 2017 honoree was Dick Smith, a St. Joe's alumnus. The City 6 basketball coaches - Phil Martelli (St. Joseph's University), Fran Dunphy (Temple University), Steve Donahue (University of Pennsylvania), John Giannini (La Salle University), Zach Spiker (Drexel University), and Jay Wright (Villanova University) - celebrated at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, raising the goal of $500,000 for the initiative, which leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through fund-raising activities and advocacy programs.