BALTIMORE, 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) during the week of January 20-26, 2020.The Gophers will be on the road for both games during the week.
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 Sydney Hines, Ralph Burley and Joey Goodson will don sneakers to go with their usual coaching attire as the Gophers travel to Juniata College on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and at Moravian College on Saturday at 2 p.m.
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.