Coaches vs. Cancer
Friday, January 27, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Coming up this Friday through Sunday (Jan. 27 – 29) is the annual Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend, a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).  Participating NABC member coaches will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their suits during the weekend games to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society and its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Fans may support this cause by texting COACH to 20222 from any wireless phone to make a $5.00 donation toward Coaches vs. Cancer and help in the search for a cure.  For more information, visit the Coaches vs. Cancer Facebook page,

“We will be showing our support for the NABC Coaches vs. Cancer as we wear sneakers to coach in Saturday’s game versus the University of the Ozarks.  Everyone in our program has been affected by cancer in some form or fashion and we want to take this opportunity to promote continued awareness” said head men’s basketball coach, Adam Walsh.

Saturday’s men’s game will begin at 3pm at the Gold Dome.