Yes, two groups of cancer survivors– the Hardwood Heroes– kicked off the Last 4 weekend by going head-to-head at the Alamodome to raise awareness for cancer research. This video game returns for a third year as a part of INFINITI’s long-standing partnership with Coaches vs. Cancer, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the NCAA.This year’s Hardwood Heroes groups were led by two NCAA coaches: Coach Jim Calhoun together with Assistant Coach Shelley Smith and Coach Bo Ryan together with Assistant Coach Kayce Smith.Team Calhoun, led by Coach Jim Calhoun, won by 3 points, but in this game, there were just winners.Team Calhoun included Mike Thompson(Austin), Melissa Kovaleski (Phoenix ), Harrison Guiol(San Antonio), Lexi Stephens(Houston), J.
Dee Marinko(Oklahoma City), Devon Hinton (Dallas), Jared Ornoski (Phoenix), who are all returning Wood Heroes gamers from the 2016 or 2017 teams.Team Ryan included all new Hardwood Heroes players, including Deondre Logan(San Antonio ), Hunter LaFave (Austin), Jacquelyn Harvey(Austin ), Emilio Semas (Austin), Mark Moll(Boulder, CO), Krystal Lucero(Austin) and Paul Nelson (Austin ). In assistance of this effort, Turner Sports will record video footage at the Hardwood Heroes group practices and game. Emphasizes will air during the Bridge Show in between the two Final 4 semifinal games on Saturday, March 31, and throughout the pre-game show prior to tip-off on Champion Monday on CBS.INFINITI will likewise host the Charity Stripe Difficulty at Tailgate Plaza at the Alamodome, an on-site experience throughout the Final Four weekend where fans can take part in a free toss competitors to raise funds for Coaches vs Cancer, enjoy music and get a closer look at the brand new 2019 INFINITI QX50. At the Challenge, INFINITI will make a contribution to Coaches vs Cancer for each shot a fan makes.Learn more about the Wood Heroes players and INFINITI’s assistance in the battle versus cancer at.