LAS VEGAS – For the third straight year, the EMW Foundation will be hosting the LAX Coaches vs. Cancer event from March 4-6 at Adventura Park in Henderson, Nev. The event features 12 MCLA teams competing over three days, with all of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
Teams from all over the western half of the country will descend on the event, including MCLA Division I programs Texas, Brigham Young, UNLV, Utah Valley, San Diego State and Chapman along with MCLA Division II teams Western Oregon, San Diego, Metro (Colo.) State, Concordia (Calif.), Sierra Nevada and Cal State Fullerton.
In addition, Westminster (Utah) – a former MCLA program reclassifying to NCAA Division II – will play San Diego State on Sunday. Six of the 13 teams at the event participated in the MCLA National Tournament powered by Under Armour last spring.
“We’re looking forward to holding another great event this year,” said Matt Holman, the event’s tournament director. “MCLA-wise, we’ve been able to add some Division II teams to the mix of feature games in Henderson. We’ve also received great support from Georgia Tech with an on-campus event and continue to attract regional teams to also hold on-campus events. It’s an easy community service project that, through combined efforts, will make a solid impact for the American Cancer Society.”
The general public can help by purchasing a shirt and/or making a donation through the EMW Foundation Coaches vs Cancer team fundraising page. In addition, three games will be broadcast live on the SLC YouTube channel.
LAX Coaches vs. Cancer Schedule
Friday, March 4
Western Oregon vs. San Diego, 4:30 p.m.
Utah Valley vs. UNLV, 5 p.m.
Brigham Young vs. Chapman, 6 p.m. *
Saturday, March 5
Metro State vs. San Diego, 11 a.m.
Western Oregon vs. Concordia, 12 p.m.
Sierra Nevada vs. Fullerton, 12 p.m.
Utah Valley vs. Chapman, 4 p.m.
Texas vs. UNLV, 5 p.m. *
Brigham Young vs. San Diego State, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6
Texas vs. Chapman, 11 a.m.
Sierra Nevada vs. Concordia, 11 a.m.
Metro State vs. Fullerton, 11 a.m.
Westminster vs. San Diego State, 1:30 p.m. *
* - indicates games being broadcast live on the SLC YouTube channel
About EMW Foundation
The LAX Coaches vs Cancer games are organized by the EMW Foundation, a CA 501 C 3 non-profit, operated by Matt Holman, the current president of the SLC and MCLA national championships director. This three-week campaign hopes to raise $15,000 in direct support to the American Cancer Society through its popular Coaches vs Cancer effort. Open to all levels, the program is led by MCLA teams who use it as a team community service project.