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College basketball supporters from all over Hampton Roads will come together this week to take on one of their biggest rivals: cancer. As part of a nationwide collaboration between the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society, basketball coaches from the area will present the Fourth Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Reception on Sept. 19 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. The event will feature a keynote speaker, National Basketball Association referee and Old Dominion University alumnus Tony Brothers, along with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and raffle items. Musical entertainment will be provided by Forte Jazz Band, an eight-piece ensemble from Smithfield. VWC Head Men's Basketball Coach Dave Macedo and Head Women's Basketball Coach Stephany Dunmyer will be in attendance alongside coaches from Christopher Newport University, Old Dominion, Norfolk State, and Hampton University. "We are honored to join forces with the American Cancer Society and the Hampton Roads basketball community for the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Reception,” says Dunmyer. “This event is a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer." Tickets are $50 for adults, $40 for students. Those that are unable to attend are asked to consider a donation to the American Cancer Society or to participate in “Mascot Wars” by making a $1 donation to vote for their favorite local team character. For more information, visit or call 757.493.7950.