Westminster Beats MICDS, Raises Money for Coaches vs. Cancer
The Westminster Christian Academy varsity girls basketball team coached by former Mizzou and NBA player Steve Stipanovich participated in the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Scottrade Center.
Westminster played the first game of the day against Mary Institute Country Day School (MICDS), and celebrated a 50-42 victory over their long-time rival. This game was the fourth in a row that Westminster has won against MICDS.
The Coaches vs. Cancer initiative provides education and prevention information to basketball fans nationwide and invites fans to join with their local coach in support of the program. Coach Steve Stipanovich says Westminster was selected based upon the team’s competitive record and the school’s reputation as an active, spirited and supportive community.
“We were honored to be selected, and I think we represented Westminster well,” says Stipanovich. “It was fun to put on a good show for the fans and an honor to raise money for a great cause.”
In support of the event, Westminster cancelled a portion of the school day so that the student community, including the band and cheer squad, could attend the event. Westminster raised nearly $3,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer through ticket sales and fundraisers.