On Friday, Oct. 26, at the Minnesota High School Basketball Coaches Clinic luncheon, St, James Area Head Basketball Coach Steve Walker accepted an award on behalf of the boys basketball program, school, and community from the American Cancer Society for holding the top Coaches vs Cancer fund raising event in the State this past year.
With money raised from some team members at this past summer's Relay for Life added into the final total, the St. James program was number one with a total amount of $10,694.
Coach Walker expressed thanks to everyone who spent time on this program over the years. St. James alone raised five percent of the total amount raised in Minnesota this past year.
Over 100 schools participate in the program in 2012.
Next year's Coaches vs. Cancer event begins on Sat. Jan 26, 2013.