ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University men's basketball head coach Travis Ford will join the four other NCAA Division I head coaches from the state of Missouri for the inaugural Monsanto Family YMCA Coaches Luncheon, which will be held Monday, Aug. 27, at the O'Fallon Park Rec Complex YMCA.

Joining Ford at the event will be Missouri State head coach Dana Ford, Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin, SEMO head coach Rick Ray, and UMKC head coach Kareem Richardson. The five coaches will hold a panel discussion during the luncheon.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with lunch beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are $45 per person or $400 for a table of 10. Proceeds from the event benefit the Monsanto Family YMCA to provide financial assistant to those unable to afford access to Y programs and services. The O'Fallon Park Rec Complex YMCA is located at 4343 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63115.

Marcus Wilson, former SLU men's basketball staff member and current Executive Director of the Monsanto Family YMCA, is helping to put on the event. To register, click here. For more information, contact Wilson at or call 314-367-4646.