IU EAST BASKETBALL JOINS COACHES VS. CANCER SUITS AND SNEAKERS CHALLENGE
January 23, 2013Eastern Indiana Sports
The Indiana University East men's basketball program will take part in the Coaches
vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Challenge during the Red Wolves' game against Berea
College on Jan. 26.
IU East coach Mark Hester will join hundreds of coaches across the country who will
coach their games in sneakers this weekend to raise awareness about the fight
Red Wolves fans who contribute to the program's season-long fund-raising drive in
support of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis at the game will receive a
paper sneaker cutout. Fans are encouraged to write messages on the sneakers and post
them throughout the Tiernan Center to honor family members and friends touched by
Tipoff time for the IU East-Berea game on Jan. 26 is at 2 p.m. in the Richmond High
School Tiernan Center.
FROM THE COACHES VS. CANCER WEB SITE:
Suits and Sneakers is a nationwide annual event in which coaches across the country
unite for a common cause - fighting cancer!
During the weekend of Jan. 25-28, coaches and their staffs are encouraged to wear
sneakers with their suits on game days to raise awareness about the fight against
cancer, share the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing one's
risk of the disease, and promote the American Cancer Society as a place for people
facing cancer to turn 24 hours a day, seven days a week.