Pizza, Beer And Sports Come Together For ‘Coaches Vs. Cancer’

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– Some of the top names in Colorado sports came together for pizza and beer for the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser on Wednesday.

The event at Big Bill’s N.Y. Pizza helps raise money for cancer patients and their families.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Famous Colorado coaches like Colorado Rockies Manager Walt Weiss, University of Colorado head men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle, high school football coach Dave Logan and former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl who is currently fighting cancer.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Karl talked about what happens at the gatherings.

“A lot of stories… a lot of lies… a lot of untruths… As you get older you embellish a lot more and this group’s getting a lot older,” said Karl.

This is the 16th year for the event at Big Bill’s.

Former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl (credit: CBS)

Former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl (credit: CBS)

“The gentlemen that are here now are the best of the best. They are very caring people. Every year they’ve come out for our cancer foundation because they care about people in need,” said Big Bill.

The fundraiser has brought in about $840,000 since it started in 2009. The fundraiser open to the public continues Sunday at the restaurant in Centennial for the 9/11 Day of Giving fundraiser.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)


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