Commitment to Catholic Education

The Cancer Research Classic is proud to support Catholic Education in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.  Consisting of 29 schools with programs in preschool, elementary and secondary education and the dynamic programs at Wheeling Jesuit University, Catholic schools are alive and thriving in West Virginia.  The CRC is committed to advancing the mission of Catholic education through the events surrounding this year's tournament.  We salute the alumni, parents, faculty, staff, clergy and men and women religious who work tirelessly to educate young people in the image of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd. In a particular way, the CRC notes the leadership of Bishop Michael Bransfield, who has strengthened Catholic education and Catholic health care through his leadership at Wheeling Hospital and through his investments in the future of the Church by further developing Catholic schools in West Virginia.

Doc Merrick, Executive Director
Urologic Research Institute
Men's Health Center