Coaches vs Cancer on Tuesday Night in Ocean City
Ocean City High School’s third Coaches vs Cancer Night is coming up on Tuesday against St. Augustine Prep at the Dixie Howell Memorial Gymnasium.
In addition to the charitable activity, it is an important game in the Cape-Atlantic League’s National Conference and OCHS senior Matt Bosch needs just six points to become the school’s 11th boy to score 1,000 career points.
In 2010, Temple coach Fran Dunphy attended and spoke to the crowd. Like that night, two years ago, and last year, the event will be dedicated to the memory of Dave Lewis, the former head basketball coach at Oakcrest, and Al Angelo, the legendary high school football coach from Philadelphia, who both died from cancer. Lewis lived in Ocean City for many years and was a close friend of Coach John Bruno. Angelo became a fan of the Raiders after he retired, rooting for his son, Skip, a coach at OCHS, and his grandsons, athletes A.J. and Chris Harris.
Dunphy, the National Chairman of Coaches vs Cancer, and fellow Big Five coaches Phil Martelli of St. Joseph, Villanova’s Jay Wright and John Giannini of LaSalle all donated tickets to upcoming college games for the auction.
In addition, there will be many rounds of golf at area courses up for bid, gift baskets, gift certificates, an autographed item from Tim Tebow and a night on the sports beat with NBC-TV 40’s Pete Thompson, along with Coaches vs Cancer items for sale.
There will also be a half-court shootout for tubs of Johnson’s Popcorn during halftime of the varsity game for $1.00 per shot.
In the first two years, Ocean City High School has raised more than $6,000, one of the best totals among all South Jersey high schools