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Join us for our 26th Annual Tourney Tip-Off Breakfast!

Guests will gather on the iconic Palestra floor  for NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament pick discussions. Compare your brackets to those of the Big 5 Coaches- Steve Donahue, Fran Dunphy, Adam Fisher, Billy Lange, Kyle Neptune and Zach Spiker, sports media personalities, and our host, Amy Fadool of NBC Sports Philadelphia!  


Monday, March 18, 2024

The Palestra at Penn 

7:30am Registration and Networking  

8:00 - 10:00am Breakfast and Program 


Dress Code

You may have seen coaches across the country wearing their Suits & Sneakers in January. We're carrying our favorite theme into this year's Breakfast! Please plan to wear your sneakers along with your business casual attire to help us kick off the tournament in style. Whether they're your school colors, basketball shoes, or just your favorite kicks, we can't wait to see 'em!

Getting to the Palestra

Driving in? Parking is available near the Squash Center including the Penn Museum garage, Chestnut 34 garage and Penn Park. The cost of parking is $15. For alternate parking options, click here.

Don't miss a minute of the action stuck in traffic. Leave the car at home and the driving to SEPTA. Plan your trip here.

For more information contact Ali Gill at or 215-446-5677


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presented By:

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Three Point Shot Sponsors
Cathy Miller Cancer Fund
Dilworth Paxson, Joseph Kessler
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Independence Blue Cross

The Philadelphia Eagles
PHL Sports

RDS Automotive Group
WSFS CARES Foundation

Congratulations to our 2024 Speedy Morris Service Awardee- Frank Sciolla!

The Speedy Morris Service Award is given annually to a volunteer who embodies Speedy's commitment to Coaches vs. Cancer and the Philadelphia sports community. We’re thrilled to be honoring Frank Sciolla with this year’s Speedy Morris Service Award at our 26th Anniversary Coaches vs. Cancer Tourney Tip-Off Breakfast!


Frank Sciolla is the head coach for the Pennsbury High School Girls Basketball team. This past season he achieved his 500th win, in a coaching career that spans over 28 years featuring four teams, both boys and girls.

Frank's involvement with the Coaches vs. Cancer School & Youth Initiative began in 2008 and he has hosted many coaching clinics, tournaments, and CVC dedicated games in the years since, raising $40,000+ to date. 

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"Basketball has brought so many good people into my life and the platform it has given me has enabled me to share the best parts of it. In high school I used to stop by my grandmother, Anna Gallagher's house, before Friday night games in the Catholic League. It was a ritual of sorts and only a few years later, she passed after fighting cancer. Because of the leadership of coaches around the country, and especially here in Philadelphia, I started with Coaches vs. Cancer almost 20 years ago and it has been a part of my stops at Pennsbury, Bristol and Conwell Egan. The game gives us an opportunity to reach so many people, and our involvement with C vs. C is the highlight of every year. I would really like to thank my staff, the supportive administration at Pennsbury and especially my family- because they support this on every level. " - Frank Sciolla


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