Benefit, Summer Guide, Food & Drink

Coaches vs. Cancer

When: Fri., Aug. 11, 5:30-10 p.m. 2017

Basketball coaches and star players from the Inland Northwest once again join up with community donors for the American Cancer Society’s annual Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser. In past years, it’s taken on a swanky gala format, but this year’s event is a little more casual. With the tag line “It’s Game On Against Cancer! Let’s Shoot Out, Throw Out and Sink Cancer for Good!” the 2017 version is like a school field day for adults, with activities to challenge guests’ golf games, free-throw aims and football arms. For the less athletic crowd, there’s live entertainment, dancing and music from local classic-rock cover band the Cronkites. Coaches vs. Cancer has raised millions of dollars in Spokane over the years through ticket sales and auctions, which have included spa packages and jewelry. All proceeds from the event go toward helping local patients cover the cost of cancer treatment and to fund crucial cancer research.

Fri, Aug 11 at 6 pm (5 pm for VIPs) • $95/person; $145/VIP; tables available • Arbor Crest Wine Cellars • 4705 N. Fruit Hill Rd. • cvcgameon.org

Forrest Holt