Oct. 9, 2007
Notre Dame, Ind. - Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey and his wife Tish were honored on Monday evening (Oct.8) by the March of Dimes as they were presented with the 2007 March of Dimes Franklin D. Roosevelt Award for outstanding volunteerism to their community. The Breys received the award at the March of Dimes' 12th annual Signature Chefs Auction.
The event raised more than $60,000 for the benefit of the March of Dimes campaign to reduce the rate of premature births, birth defects, and other serious threats to babies' health.
Within the South Bend and Michiana area, Mike and Tish have been recognized for their tireless dedication and commitment to the Coaches vs. Cancer (CVC) Program that annually produces record-setting numbers for the area's fight against cancer. Notre Dame ranks as a leader among universities and colleges across the country in monies raised for CVC and the American Cancer Society.
Since 2002, the Breys have raised more than $1 million for the Michiana commuity's fight against cancer. The couple has been generous with their time and support for the program dating back to when Brey was the head coach at the University of Delaware.
Brey was the recipient of the 2003 CVC Champion Award, given annually to the CVC National Council and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He also has been a national board member of the Council since February of 2003.