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Coaches vs Cancer in Knoxville Tips Off This Morning

Posted: Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at 6:28 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gerne

The Knoxville community will come together today as the high school hosts the annual Coaches vs Cancer event. Girls basketball head coach Jim Uitermarkt says they’ve already raised about $11,000 through cash donations and t-shirt sales. This will be the second consecutive year the basketball teams host Chariton during the event. Uitermarkt says they even received a donation from a sportsmen’s club near Chariton. Events at the high school start at 10:30 with the six-on-six alumni game and the silent auction. A meal provided by Steve Coon will start at 3:30 and run until 8pm. Tickets for the varsity games will begin being sold at 5pm – the girls’ tip-off at 6:15.

Schedule for today:

10:30-8:00 – Silent Auction
10:30 – 6-on-6 Women’s Alumni Game
11:15 – 5-on-5 Women’s Alumni Game
12:00 – Men’s Alumni Game
1:00 – Men’s Alumni Game
2:00 – Men’s Alumni Game
3:00 – Men’s Alumni Game
3:30-8:30 – Meal served by Steve Coon
6:15 – Varsity Girls’ Basketball Game (Halftime entertainment: Five shooting contests with raffle tickets drawn to participate)
7:30 – Cancer Survivor Ceremony Between Games
8:00 – Varsity Boys’ Basketball Game (Halftime entertainment: 46 second challenge in the crowd; Knoxville Dance Team; five shooting contests with raffle tickets drawn to participate; raffle tickets drawn for quilt and sprint car ride)