Mustang Classic 'Coaches vs. Cancer' schedule

American Cancer Society Regional Communications Director Tom Flanagan forwards along information for this week's Mustang Classic, at Marian High:

FRAMINGHAM – Marian High School’s annual Mustang Classic basketball tournament has teamed up with the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer initiative.

During the boys’ and girls’ tournaments, which take place at Marian High Dec. 28-29, coaches will trade in their dress shoes for sneakers and players will wear special purple warm-up T-shirts in support of the fight against cancer.

Donations collected at the door will benefit the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative.

Participating schools include Marian High School, Dover-Sherborn, Whitinsville Christian, Fenway High School, Matignon and Keefe Tech.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, Dec. 28:

Dover-Sherborn vs. Matignon (girls’) 1p.m.; Whitinsville Christian vs. Marian (girls’) 3.; Keefe Tech vs. Dover-Sherborn (boys’) 5.; Marian vs. Fenway High (boys’) 7.

Thursday, Dec. 29:

The girls’ consolation game will played at 1 p.m., followed by the boys’ consolation game at 3. The girls’ championship game will be at 5, followed by the boys’ championship game at 7.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.