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Weber to appear at Coaches vs. Cancer reception Oct. 8

By The Mercury

K-State coach Bruce Weber will join four other area coaches on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the American Cancer Society’s sixth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tipoff Reception at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium.

Weber will be joined at the reception by Missouri coach Frank Haith, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, UMKC coach Kareem Richardson, Kansas coach Bill Self, as well as former Missouri coach Norm Stewart.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Coaches vs. Cancer, as the event will play tribute to contributions made by cancer survivor and Coaches vs. Cancer Founding Father, Stewart and his wife, Virginia. The event will be emceed by NFL, NBA and college basketball announcer Kevin Harlan.

The five coaches will be involved in a media panel discussion from 4:30-5 p.m., where they will discuss their respective team’s outlooks for the upcoming season. A VIP reception will follow from 5-6 p.m., before the program begins at 6 p.m. on the vintage wooden floor at historic Municipal Auditorium.

Fans will have the opportunity to chat with the coaches and bid on auction items to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The cost is $100 per person, which includes a cocktail reception. Fans can also purchase a VIP ticket for $250 per person, which includes admission to the VIP reception as well as the main event. Tickets can be purchased online at Proceeds from the evening will directly fund the society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

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