January 23, 2014
MADISON, S.D. – The basketball coaches in America will be taking part of the nationwide Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers for this weekend (Jan. 24-26).
The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities and advocacy programs.
Because cancer has touched so many of our nation's basketball coaches, Coaches vs. Cancer offers them the unique opportunity to fight the disease. Through integrated fundraising activities and public awareness campaigns, participating coaches are truly making a difference in fight against cancer and raising awareness in their communities about the importance of cancer prevention, early detection and making healthy lifestyle choices.
For more information on Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers, visit www.coachesvscancer.org to learn more.
Dakota State travels to Dordt (Iowa) Saturday afternoon. The women's game kicks off at 2 p.m. with the men's game to follow at 4 p.m. The doubleheader takes place at DeWitt Gymnasium in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director