TOWSON, Md. – The Goucher College men's basketball coaching staff will join coaches from across the country in the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week is a nationwide event when basketball coaches across the country unite for a common cause – saving lives from cancer! Coaches and their staff across the nation wear sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer by raising funds and encouraging people to educate themselves about cancer prevention, screening, and early detection.
Goucher Head Coach Tom Rose and assistants Justin Stone, Ralph Burley, Rick Landers and Kevin Shelby will don sneakers to go with their usual coaching attire as the Gophers host Catholic University of America on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and travel to Susquehanna University on Saturday at 4 p.m.
In addition, the Goucher men's basketball team will be participating in the NABC 3-Point Challenge for all of its games in the month of February. The Gophers have six games in the month: Drew (Feb. 2), Elizabethtown (February 6), at Moravian (February 9), at Catholic (February 13), Scranton (February 16).
Fans can donate for each Gopher 3-pointer made in the month with the team estimating that it will make 30 treys in the second month of the year. Fans can also make a one-time donation that will be immediate and not affected by the number of 3-pointers recorded during the month. To make a donation for Goucher College 3-Point Challenge, CLICK HERE
The 2019 Coaches vs Cancer 3-Point Challenge unites college and high school basketball teams from across country for a common cause – ending cancer. Help us beat cancer on the court by pledging for every Goucher 3-pointer made during the month of February. Your support will help the American Cancer Society lead the fight for a world without cancer. Every Shot Counts. Every Life Counts. Make your pledge today!
About Coaches Vs. Cancer Program
The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993, coaches have raised over $100 million for the American Cancer Society.
Norm Stewart, former head coach of the University of Missouri's men's basketball program, cancer survivor, and member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, provided the vision and inspiration for the Coaches vs. Cancer concept. He started the program by challenging fans to pledge a dollar amount for every three-point shot made by his team during the season. The concept evolved into a nationwide effort uniting coaches, fans, players, and communities across the country to fight cancer.