Toledo to honor football team, support Coaches vs. CancerWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
During halftime of the Rockets men’s basketball game on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., the University of Toledo will honor its football team for its success in the 2011 season.
The event will include the official presentation of the 2011 Military Bowl trophy, which the team earned in a 42-41 victory on Dec. 28 in first-year head coach Matt Campbell’s first game.
During the game, UT men’s basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk and his staff will be wearing suits and sneakers on the sidelines as a part of the Ninth Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers weekend. Nearly 4,000 head and assistant basketball coaches across the U.S. are expected to participate in the weekend.
“We are excited that basketball coaches nationwide are joining in the fight against this deadly disease,” said Cynthia M. LeBlanc, the volunteer board chair of the American Cancer Society. “Coaches are truly influential celebrities within their communities; they can reach fans and share important information about reducing the risk of cancer by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices.”
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.