American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Hosts "Party with a Purpose" Events in Las Vegas May 20 - 22


WHAT: 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer “Party with a Purpose” events return to Las Vegas for the fifth consecutive year to benefit the American Cancer Society.

WHEN: Sunday, May 20 – “Party with a Purpose” Kickoff Benefit, 4 to 6 p.m.                            
Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22 – Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic
10 a.m. – shot gun tee off begins, Monday

8 a.m. – shot gun tee off begins, Tuesday

WHERE: “Party with a Purpose” Kickoff Benefit, Hyde Lounge, Bellagio Las Vegas, 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109                      
Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic

Shadow Creek Golf Course – Monday                                
3 Shadow Creek Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89018       
Southern Highlands Golf Club – Tuesday

1 Robert Trent Jones St., Las Vegas, NV 89141

WHO: Dave Rice, co-host and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) head men’s
basketball coach                            
Lon Kruger, co-host and University of Oklahoma head men’s basketball

Julius “Dr. J” Erving, NBA and ABA basketball legend

Bruce Weber, Kansas State University (KSU) head men’s basketball coach

Dana Altman, University of Oregon head men’s basketball coach

Dave Rose, Brigham Young University (BYU) head men’s basketball coach

Bob Chipman, Washburn University head men’s basketball coach

Tim Miles, University of Nebraska head men’s basketball coach

Toby Keith, country music super star

Rodney Carrington, comedian

Human Nature, singing group and Imperial Palace Las Vegas headliners

Carrot Top, comedian and Luxor Hotel & Casino headliner

Kari Anderson, Miss Nevada International 2012

Therese Kolbaek, former UNLV golfer and current member of the LPGA mini tour

Current and former basketball coaches, players and fans from around the country

TICKETS: Tickets are available to the “Party with a Purpose” Kickoff Benefit for $100.  Tickets include food and drinks provided by MGM Resorts International and entertainment from Las Vegas showgirls and comedian Rodney Carrington. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction with amazing prizes, including the chance to perform live with Toby Keith.  Those interested in purchasing tickets should visit or contact Melissa Arias at
Participation in the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic is by invitation only.

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5
billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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Media Contact:

Margaret Schroeder


Melissa Arias