Legendary St. John’s men’s basketball coach Lou Carnesecca and former baseball coach Jack Kaiser are expected to headline the St. John’s basketball programs’ second annual “Dribble for the Cure” on Sept. 22, according to a source in the athletic department.
Men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin and new women’s head coach Joe Tartamella will also be at the event, in addition to the full rosters of both teams.
The event will raise money for pediatric cancer research, and the teams are working in conjunction with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. More than 400 people took part in the event last season, raising more than $21,000 in one day, according to an athletic department press release. The release also said that 80 percent of all money raised goes directly to cancer research.
“This is a special day that will raise funds for cancer research and create greater awareness for the importance of developing a cure for pediatric cancer,” Lavin said in a press release.
Participants will dribble through a 30-minute course around the St. John’s campus that both begins and ends at Carnesecca Arena. Students can register at www.dribbleforthecure.com/stjohns.