Lower Merion High School?s 9th Annual Maroon Madness benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer is set for Wednesday, December 4. The event begins at 6 PM with live music and entertainment outside the entrance of the historic Downs Gymnasium. At 7 PM, the school community will gather on Arnold Field for a candlelight walk to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer and then head into the gym for the evening?s basketball festivities. Highlights include the introduction of the boys and girls teams, an intra-squad scrimmage, on-court fan contests, musical entertainment and raffles for LM/Nike gear. The Aces will also welcome several surprise guests. The first 250 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 three years to benefit cancer research.