Islanders to Take Part in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI – On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi men's basketball staff will take part in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend, a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

Participating NABC member coaches will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their suits during weekend games to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society and its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Fans may support this cause by texting COACH to 20222 from any wireless phone to make a $5.00 donation toward Coaches vs. Cancer and help in the search for a cure. For more information, visit the Coaches vs. Cancer Facebook page, facebook.com/coachesvscancer.

"Coaches vs. Cancer weekend is always a great event," Islanders Head Coach Willis Wilson said. "Cancer has affected everyone in this world on one level or another, so we're glad to do our part to help battle this horrible disease."

The Islanders will take on rival Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center for the 2012 Homecoming game. A&M – Corpus Christi has won consecutive games, and currently sits in seventh place in the Southland Conference nearly halfway through league play. Tickets are available by clicking here or calling 825-BALL (2255).

This year, Coaches vs. Cancer will also launch a new promotion, "National Sneakers Day", on Friday, Jan. 27, to kick off Suits and Sneakers Weekend. Similar to coaches wearing sneakers on the sidelines, we ask you to wear your favorite sneakers to work in support of Coaches vs. Cancer and encourage your colleagues to do the same.