Lower Merion High School's 11th Annual Maroon Madness benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer is set for Monday, November 30 at 7 PM. The event – which serves as a community pep rally for winter athletics and activities – begins at 6:30 PM in front of Bryant Gymnasium as the school community will gather for a candlelight walk to honor loved ones impacted by cancer. Following the walk, Aces Nation will head into the gym for the evening’s basketball festivities.
Program highlights include the introduction of the boys and girls teams, an intra-squad scrimmage, student performances, on-court fan contests, musical entertainment and raffles for LM/Nike gear. The Aces will also welcome several surprise guests and alumni; past speakers have included Sixers coach Brett Brown, Temple coach Fran Dunphy and St. Joe’s coach Phil Martelli. The first 100 guests to donate $5 to Coaches vs. Cancer will receive an event t-shirt and glowstick.
Nearly 1,000 community members attended last year’s event, which serves as the official start to Lower Merion’s winter athletics season and the school’s annual Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising drive. The Lower Merion community has raised nearly $50,000 in the past four years to benefit cancer research.