Several top coaches team up to raise money for cancer research

Monday April 13th, 2015

Several of the big-named coaches in college basketball are teaming up for an auction to raise money for cancer research.

The fundraiser was launched by Oakland head coach Greg Kampe and includes nine other coaches: Kentucky's John Calipari, Michigan State's Tom Izzo, North Carolina's Roy Williams, Arizona's Sean Miller, Michigan's John Beilein, UCLA's Steve Alford, Tennessee's Rick Barnes, West Virginia's Bob Huggins and Memphis' Josh Pastner.

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An auction is being held for each of the coaches, with the winning bidder for each getting to play an afternoon of golf with the coach and two guests at the Oakland Hills Country Club. Each winning bidder and his or her guests will also get to attend a private dinner with all 10 coaches and will stay at hotel rooms in the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Mich.

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring the event, which will be held on May 31 and June 1. On the second day, the coaches will go to a local cancer center to meet with children and people fighting the disease, according to CBS Sports.

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You can bid on the auction for each coach here. The starting bid for each is $10,000, and for $60,000, you can "buy it now."

- Molly Geary

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