BHS Hoops Teams To Compete In Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout


September 9, 2019

The Brevard High School men’s and women’s basketball teams have accepted an invitation to participate in the 7th annual Coaches vs Cancer Shootout on Nov. 29-30 in Asheville.

The two-day event features a catered banquet in the Grand Ball Room of the Expo Center at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday night where teams are recognized and make presentations in honor of each team’s chosen cancer “Hero,” and a full day of games on Saturday at Kimmel Arena on the campus of UNC-Asheville.

Tickets are sold to both events with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

“We’re honored to be invited, and excited to participate in this wonderful community event to raise funds to fight against an opponent like cancer that has impacted us all,” said men’s varsity head coach Jonathan Owen. “We’re hoping our Brevard community will rally around us as we raise money for cancer research, as well as support us as our teams play in the event in November.”

The Brevard men will play against Newton-Conover at 4 p.m., and the Brevard women follow, playing against A.C. Reynolds at 5:30 p.m.

Ticket information will be announced in the coming month.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for our kids to play in a great event and a great environment,” said women’s varsity head coach Chad Owenby. “But it’s just as important that we rally together to help raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. We’re thankful to do it for our hero, Mrs. Christie Cabe.”

Christie, a cancer survivor, and her husband Heath, are important members of the Blue Devil Athletic family.

The Cabe’s son, Nick, lettered in football, basketball and baseball before graduating from Brevard in 2017, and their oldest daughter, Hannah, is a senior this year and active in volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Owen and Owenby thought Christie would be a great “hero” to honor because of her support and involvement in the athletic department.

“Christie is a valuable member of our team, helping on and off the court,” Owenby said. “I’m telling you, she’ll do about anything we need, and faithfully keeps the scorebook for the boys’ and girls’ teams, home and away. We want to honor her for her battle against cancer and her support of us.”

There will be a number of fundraisers at the school and in the community for the event that has raised $150,000 for the American Cancer Society in its first six years, including raising $40,000 last year.

One of the first ways the Brevard community can get involved is by eating at the Brevard Zaxby’s on Monday, Sept. 9 from 5-10 p.m.

The store has agreed to donate 10 percent of all sales during that timeframe to the basketball program for their fundraising efforts.

“We hope the community will come out and eat at Zaxby’s that night,” Owen said. “Whether they dine in or go through the drive-thru, the store is graciously donating ten percent of all sales to us for the cancer fundraiser. We will give every cent we receive that night to the American Cancer Society, and would love for it to be a great start to our efforts in raising money for a great cause.”

If an individual or company is interested in sponsoring the Blue Devils or making a donation to the American Cancer Society in the program’s name, please contact coach Jonathan Owen at


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