Mountain West coaches hit golf course to fight cancer

The men’s basketball coaches from the Mountain West Conference will be hitting the links again this year as part of the third annual Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic.

The event, which benefits the American Cancer Society, tips off at 7 p.m. May 23 with a party at the Palms’ Hardwood Suite. The evening will include cocktails, hors d’ouerves and a silent auction. Eight of the Mountain West’s nine coaches, including UNLV’s Lon Kruger, are expected to attend. (Air Force’s Jeff Reynolds has a previous commitment.)

The coaches will then golf at TPC Summerlin on May 24 and at Southern Highlands on May 25. Future baseball Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, a longtime Las Vegas resident, and former UNLV basketball great Larry Johnson also are scheduled to play.

To participate in the golf tournament or attend the party at the Palms, which is close to being sold out, go to or call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.

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