Coaches Versus Cancer Shootout Held At Scottrade

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Basketball teams from around St. Louis played in the Coaches Versus Cancer shootout at Scottrade Center.

The day long tournament raises money for the American Cancer Society.

The St. JoeAngels participated in the Coaches Versus Cancer Shootout for the first time.

The timing could not have been better for a team whose number one fan is currently fighting cancer.

When St. Joe Basketball Coach Julie Matheny and her twin brother Assistant Coach Bob Goessling took the floor at Scottrade Center, there was their brother Jim Goessling, ready to support the team, just like he does for every angel basketball game.

But this game at Coaches Versus Cancer hits home, because Jim has been fighting colon cancer for the last two years.

Jim's family says his attitude and all around upbeat demeanor throughout his fight are the man they affectionately know as Bubba's, most inspiring qualities.

Jim received the Coaches Versus Cancer Survivorship Award and threw the ceremonial tip-off ball before the St. Joe game. He called it a goose-bump moment to share with his sister and brothers and the student athletes that he hopes all listen to his message.

Jim Goessling played basketball at Desmet and the University of Missouri St. Louis, where he was inducted into UMSL's Athletic Hall of Fame.

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