NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team has partnered with the American Cancer Society to turn Saturday’s 6 p.m. game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi into a Coaches vs. Cancer event.
As fans enter William R. Johnson Coliseum, they are encouraged to help make a difference in the fight against cancer. At tables located on the north end of the concourse, fans can register and either give a flat donation or pledge a $1 or more for every 3-pointer the Lumberjacks make across the game to help aid cancer research. Those who enter a pledge will also be entered into a raffle for prizes, including $100 gift cards, to be announced at halftime. There is a minimum of a $20 donation to be eligible for the raffle.
“Cancer has affected so many lives, so many of our friends, family members, we all know someone who has dealt with cancer and/or is dealing with cancer,” head coach Brad Underwood said. “Susan and I have had members of our families that have dealt with cancer and face those challenges for the rest of their lives.
“It's time we all do our part and end this dreaded disease before it effects any more friends and family members of yours or mine. Please help Susan and I fight this battle. Coaches vs. Cancer is a way we can all help contribute and end this disease. We thank you for all of your help and support.“
Coaches vs. Cancer® is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The initiative 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. Coaches vs. Cancer provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the Society's lifesaving cancer research, education, advocacy, and community service efforts. The program has raised more than $25 million since its inception in 1993 to benefit the Society's missions.
Students are encouraged to turnout in numbers and help participate in the event, as SFA Athletics will also be launching “Show For Dough” at Saturday’s doubleheader. Students with a valid ID can sign up during the women’s game up until halftime of the men’s game. At the end of the doubleheader, the winning SFA student organization will be announced and presented with $100 sponsored by Citizens First Bank.