2021 Coaches vs. Cancer
A Celebration of Hope


Coach Mike Brey, head coach of the University of Notre Dame men's basketball team, has been an unwavering supporter of the American Cancer Society for over 25 years, beginning with his coaching career at the University of Delaware.  Since coming to the University of Notre Dame in 2001, Coach Brey has raised over $3.7 million for Coaches vs. Cancer (CvC)!  ALL funds support the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society. And we are not stopping there.


A Celebration of Hope, hosted by Coach Brey, encompasses the two signature events that Coach and the American Cancer Society host every year in August - Night of the Stars and the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic - and following the lead of the University of Notre Dame - we had to make the difficult decision to pivot our Night of the Stars event and not host a large-scale, in-person event.  But our supporters came through and still made a difference in other ways. We successfully hosted the 20th anniversary of the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic at Blackthorn in a safe and compliant environment and we raised an astounding $220,000!  Thank you to everyone who continued the fight against cancer during such an uncertain year.  

Your continued support in 2021 is the cornerstone of our efforts to fund our life-saving mission. Please check back often for updates on our 2021 events.  We intend to adhere to all CDC, state and county public health recommendations moving forward,
and in partnership with the University of Notre Dame.  We thank you for your support!

To learn more about Coach Brey's Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, contact event manager Jessica McCrea, or
Event Chairperson Rick Peltz.