Two Tamarac baseball players honored at Coaches versus Cancer “Basket Ball”

Tamarac senior Evan Franz and Tamarac grad Joe Carista were both honored for their courageous battles with cancer at Thursday night’s 17th annual Coaches versus Cancer “Basket Ball” at the Albany Capital Center. The two baseball players were joined by family members, coaches and teammates to receive the Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award. The co-hosts were Siena men’s basketball Carmen Maciariello and UAlbany men’s basketball coach Dwayne Killings. Syracuse assistant basketball coach Gerry McNamara received the Inspiration Award. The American Cancer Society’s Anthony Marino won the Champion of Hope Award. ESPN’s Freddie Coleman returned for his 12th year as the master of ceremonies.