Hempstead, NY - Hofstra Men's Basketball Coach Tom Pecora will serve as the chairman for the eighth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament on Monday, August 24 at the Cherry Valley Club in Garden City, New York. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Registration for the event will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m. brunch and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. After the golf concludes, there will be a cocktail hour and awards dinner stating at 6 p.m., followed by a raffle, auction, and Hall of Heroes sale.

This year's Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament will honor Bobby Cremins, the current head coach at College of Charleston. Cremins, who was born in the Bronx and attended All Hallows High School, coached for 19 years at Georgia Tech after starting his coaching career at Appalachian State. He also was the starting point guard for South Carolina and legendary head coach Frank McGuire, helping the Gamecocks to a 25-3 record in 1969-70.

Previous honorees at the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament have included Lou Carnesecca (St. John's), Rollie Massimino (Stony Brook, Villanova), Bill Raftery (Seton Hall, ESPN), Nick Macarchuk (Fordham, Stony Brook), Jack Curran (Archbishop Molloy High School), Jack Powers (Manhattan, NIT) and Ray Nash (Bishop Ford High School).

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The proceeds from the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Outing will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in New York City, which provides free housing to cancer patients at New York City hospitals and their families.

For more information, contact tournament director Ed Kelly of the Cherry Valley Club from Tuesday through Sunday at 516-746-4420, extension 36.