New Orleans, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Athletics and Wellness will be hosting their Annual Cancer Awareness Game benefiting the Play 4Kay charity and the Coaches vs. Cancer Program when the Wolf Pack basketball teams take on Mobile on Thursday, February 13th in The Den. The women will tip off at 5:30 p.m. with the men following at 7:30 p.m.
The event was organized by the Athletics and Wellness Student Leadership Council that is comprised of student leaders from each athletic team and student employee staff. T-shirts commemorating the event will be on sale for $10 Monday through Thursday in the Danna Student Center on Loyola’s campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shirts will also be on sale at Thursday’s games. To benefit the Coaches vs. Cancer program, coaches will wear tennis shoes to the basketball games. One dollar donations will be collected at the T-shirt sale in the Danna Center. This donation will allow you to hang a paper foot in the One Loyola room as a sign of your support for Coaches vs. Cancer.
Play 4Kay is a global, unified effort for a nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the WBCA and The V Foundation, is the official Play 4Kay charity.
Coaches vs. Cancer 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.