December 21, 2016
Oregon High School Athletic Directors,
On behalf of the Executive Boards for the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA) and the Oregon Athletic Directors Association (OADA), I would like to introduce to you the 2nd Annual OACA/OADA Coaches vs. Cancer Program. Because cancer has touched so many in our coaching community, Coaches vs. Cancer offers a unique opportunity to fight the disease. Through integrated fundraising activities and public awareness campaigns, participating schools can truly make a difference in the fight against cancer and raise awareness in their communities about the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, and making healthy lifestyle choices.
The OACA & OADA would like for schools to choose either the week of January 23 - 27 or January 30 - Feb. 3 to promote Cancer Awareness throughout their community. There are various ways you can use your voice and leadership to help fight cancer. Each school’s Cancer Awareness Week should be structured to best fit their individual needs. Please see the attached flyer for program goals and activities that your school could participate in.
We would appreciate your support in seeing the information gets to the appropriate individuals in your school, whether it be the principal, student activities director, or winter coaches (Boys/Girls Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling).
If your school chooses to participate in a fundraising activity, you can donate the money raised in one of two ways:
1. You can donate to a local cancer program of your choice. We would appreciate knowing how much and who to so we can tally a total amount state-wide. Close to $8000 was raised last year!
2. Send the funds to the OACA office and all monies will be donated in a lump sum from the OACA/OADA to the American Cancer Society. Please have all monies to the OACA by Wednesday, March 15th.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Please join the Fight against Cancer & Support "Coaches vs. Cancer" Week!
Rob Younger, Executive Director-Oregon Athletic Coaches Association
222 First Avenue West, SUITE 220
Albany, OR 97321