MBB: Men’s Basketball Staff to Participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Initiative

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MBB: Men’s Basketball Staff to Participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Initiative


BOONE, N.C. – The Appalachian State men’s basketball coaching staff will take part in the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative to help raise awareness about the disease.

While coaching games this week at Arkansas State on Thursday and at Little Rock on Saturday, the App State coaches will wear sneakers with their suits during both games to raise awareness and help save lives by raising funds and encouraging people to educate themselves about cancer prevention, screening and early detection.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program welcomes returning partner Shoe Carnival, who has teamed up with Princess Lacey’s Legacy to support the fight against cancer with the promotion of an exclusive pair of gold laces. This campaign, in memory of 8-year-old basketball fan Lacey Holsworth, raises awareness about the Coaches vs. Cancer program and Princess Lacey’s Legacy. Funds raised will make an impact in the fight against pediatric cancer. Princess Lacey’s Laces will be available online and in Shoe Carnival stores while supplies last. The funds from the sale of laces will benefit both the Coaches vs. Cancer program (85% of proceeds) and Princess Lacey’s Legacy (15% of proceeds), specifically to fight pediatric cancer.
For over 25 years, the Coaches vs. Cancer program, in collaboration with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, has united coaches and fans nationwide to help the American Cancer Society defeat a common enemy – cancer. With your passion and dedicated support, the impact has been felt in communities nationwide. Through fundraising and education initiatives, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has supported the American Cancer Society in improving and saving lives from cancer in the US and worldwide. For more information and to join coaches in the fight against cancer, visit coachesvscancer.org.
In addition, on Monday, Feb. 4, head coach Jim Fox will serve as a guest sandwich artist at the Subway located at 1542 Highway 421 S. in Boone from noon to 1 p.m. in an effort to raise awareness and support in the fight against cancer.
Fox is one of five coaches taking part in the Subway event, joining Tim Craft (Gardner-Webb), Pat Kelsey (Winthrop), Bob McKillop (Davidson) and Ron Sanchez (UNC Charlotte).
Lastly, the Mountaineers will take part in the 2019 Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge from Feb. 1 to Mar. 10. The Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge is a nationwide program featuring participating college and high school basketball teams. Basketball fans everywhere are encouraged to pledge a donation for each three-point shot their favorite team makes. All proceeds of the challenge support the American Cancer Society.
To pledge a donation for the Mountaineers or learn more about the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge, click here.