Fans can pledge to donate for every 3-pointer WPI men's basketball makes this month
WORCESTER – Making 3-point shots this basketball season has taken on additional meaning for Chris Bartley and the WPI men's basketball team. The Engineers are using their spotlight on the court to raise money for the American Cancer Society as a part of the national Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge.
Twenty-five years ago, Norm Stewart, former head coach of the University of Missouri's men's basketball program, cancer survivor, and member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, provided the vision and inspiration to create Coaches vs. Cancer. He challenged fans to pledge a dollar amount for every 3-Point shot made by his team during the season. The concept, then called the 3-Point Attack, evolved into a nationwide effort uniting coaches, fans, players, and communities across the country to assist in the fight against cancer.
After a successful first year effort in 2017, Coaches vs. Cancer is pleased to announce the return of the 3-Point Challenge, with high schools competing in January and college teams in February. Fans can join WPI's PLEDGE IT campaign and donate for every 3-pointer by visiting: pledgeit.org/cvc18-wpi. Fans can follow the competition on the national leaderboard at 3pointchallenge.org.
"The 3-Point Challenge continues to revolutionize our online fundraising efforts through the Coaches vs. Cancer platform. With a unique URL, fans from around the country can make online pledges for their favorite teams and watch the donations from 3-point shots roll in to help the Society fight cancer," said David Doan, VP, Strategic Alliances, Sports.
For the past 25 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. With your passion and dedicated support, the impact has been felt in communities nationwide. Through fundraising and education initiatives, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has supported the American Cancer Society in improving and saving lives from cancer in the US and worldwide. The fight isn't over, and we need you on our team. For more information and to join coaches in the fight against cancer, visit coachesvscancer.org