Some of Delaware County’s best boys basketball teams will take part in a marathon day of hoops to support brain cancer research in the name of Haverford High grad Brian Donoghue.
The Delaware County Coaches Association will sponsor the “Play 4 Gray” day Monday, Dec. 23 at Haverford High, featuring four games between Delco teams. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go the benefit the Donoghue family. The day will kick off with Sun Valley taking on Interboro at 2:30, followed by Chichester-Ridley (4), Cardinal O’Hara-Springfield (5:45) and Bonner-Prendergast-Haverford (7:30).
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. All fans are asked to wear gray in support of brain cancer research, and the teams will be wearing special shirts for the occasion, proceeds of which go directly to the Donoghue family.
Donoghue, a 1989 grad of Haverford High, is the women’s basketball coach of King’s College in Scranton. The former assistant coach at Haverford and Interboro and successful head coach of Penn State-Delaware County has been at King’s since 2005. In July, the 2012 D3hoops.com Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer. Through surgery and rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, Donoghue has continued to coach the Lady Monarchs.