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Brey gives big assist

Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey helped raise $196,906.14 for the Coaches vs. Cancer program sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on behalf of the American Cancer Society.

Brey's total was fifth nationally in terms of fund raising.

"We talk all the time at Notre Dame about the importance of service – and we couldn't have better examples than those set by Mike and (his wife) Tish Brey," Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement. "They've been tireless in their dedication to the Coaches vs. Cancer Program, and they've taken advantage of every opportunity both locally and nationally to make a difference with their time and commitment. They've done so much more than simply lend their names to this cause – they've been active participants in the organization and execution of event after event.

"Mike and Tish have been absolute beacons on our campus and in our community when it comes to raising funds to fight cancer. We are fortunate to have them as part of the Notre Dame family."

Here's a listing of upcoming events involving the Breys and the Michiana-area CVC program:

Night of the Stars: Join us on Aug. 6, 2010, for a fun and relaxed open house event to honor three of our local citizens who in their daily lives give of themselves through time and effort to fight the battle against cancer. Click here for more information.

Radiothon: A three day radio event held on the four WSBT Radio stations (Sunny 101.5, WSBT 960 am, Oldies 94.3, and Cat Country 99.9) Aug. 5-7. Donations will be accepted on-air as well as the Martin's Supermarket at the corner of Ironwood and State Road 23.

Golf Classic & Auction: The Golf Classic 4-person scramble will be held at Morris Park Country Club Aug. 9. Fantastic team favors, prizes, contests, and an awards dinner reception are included. More than just a golf outing, it's a fun golf experience like none other in the area. Click here for more information.

The live and silent auction, will be held Aug. 8. Featuring one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia and experiences, this event is a must attend for the sports fan!

Crop For a Cure: This all day scrap and stamp event is the newest Coaches vs. Cancer event. This event, held in November, promises to be a great day to gather with friends and share scrapbooking ideas, shop local vendors, and attend creative workshops.

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