Miller Supports Coaches Vs. Cancer Member For A Day Auction
Arizona head coach Sean Miller is among 100 college basketball coaches and national celebrities that have joined forces during the global pandemic to assist Coaches vs. Cancer in raising funds to fight cancer. The Coaches vs. Cancer "Member for a Day" Golf Auction, presented by MGM Resorts International, will be a virtual auction that tips off Wednesday, Nov. 18 and concludes on "Black Friday," Nov. 27.
Auction participants will donate a round of golf at the club of their choice to be played before Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Coach Miller has offered up a round of golf at The Stone Canyon Club in Oro Valley, Arizona. High bidders will bring a threesome to the course and play 18 holes with the coach or celebrity. Lunch and team apparel also will be included in select packages.
"We are excited to collaborate with our longtime partner bdG Sports along with Member for A Day and MGM Resorts International to raise funds through such a one-of-a-kind program," said Howard Byck, senior vice president at the American Cancer Society. "Despite the pandemic, cancer has not stopped and neither have our extraordinary Coaches as we work together to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer."
Coaches vs. Cancer is a partnership between the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society. Annually, various coaches stage golf tournaments and other fundraisers for cancer research and related efforts. bdG Sports, which plays host to a Coaches vs. Cancer college basketball event each year in Las Vegas, along with multiple men's and women's tournaments in other markets each season, coordinated the auction.
Brooks Downing, CEO of bdG Sports, said, "We have been overwhelmed by the interest from the coaches to participate in such a simplistic model. For those who will bid, they'll have the chance to play golf with their favorite coach or celebrity. For others, it may be a chance to be a "Member for a Day" at a club they wouldn't normally have an opportunity to play. I'm certain this will be one of the greatest experiential auctions ever conducted on such a significant scale."
The auction is powered by Member for a Day, the world's leading golf charity fundraising platform.
For a complete list of auction items, visit https://cvc.memberforaday.co/coachesvscancer.
About Coaches vs. Cancer
Coaches vs. Cancer is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers coaches, their teams, and communities to join in saving more lives. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. For more information go to www.CoachesVsCancer.org.
About bdG Sports
bdG Sports is a representation, event management, and public relations firm operating on an international platform within the sports marketing industry. bdG manages multiple college basketball and college hockey events across North America and the Caribbean, highlighted by tournaments in Southwest Florida, Las Vegas and The Bahamas as well as two Korn Ferry Tour events and a series of premium golf pro-am events. For more information, visit www.bdglobalsports.com or follow on @bdGlobalSports on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
About Member for a Day
Member for a Day is the premier Golf Charity Fundraising Platform. We empower nonprofits to exceed their fundraising goals by offering once-in-a-lifetime rounds of golf and experiences to our thousands of community members. Golf for a cause.