Martins To Hold Cancer Benefit Ball

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina head men's basketball coach Frank Martin and his wife Anya, are set to host their inaugural "Coaches vs. Cancer" benefit, the "B-Ball of the South," on Friday, May 3, 2013, at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. Proceeds from the event will go to "Coaches vs. Cancer," a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Several celebrity coaches are slated to attend to support the cause.

The event, a Kentucky Derby style ball, will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature a live auction, heavy hors-d'oeuvres and dancing. Reservations are limited with individual tickets costing $100 and reserved tables (seats 10) available for $2,500.

For tickets please contact Jennifer Nielson (jennifer.nielson@cancer.org, 860-796-3536) with the American Cancer Society.

About Coaches vs. Cancer:
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Coaches vs. Cancer provides critical mission outreach while raising funds in support of the Society's lifesaving efforts. Since 1993, coaches have raised over $80 million to support the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.

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