Jan. 25, 2014
HOUSTON - University of Houston Men's Basketball head coach James Dickey and his staff will take part in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend when the Cougars tip off vs. American Athletic Conference-rival SMU at 2 p.m., Sunday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
Dickey, his coaching staff and support staff members will wear sneakers with their usual game attire during Sunday's game. The Cougars will join with coaching staffs from around the country to raise awareness about the fight against cancer and to promote the American Cancer Society as a place for help and support.
Dickey and college coaches will wear sneakers as a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing one's cancer risk throughout college games this weekend.
COACHES CHARITY CHALLENGE
This is the only the latest work Dickey is doing for Coaches vs. Cancer. He currently is competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge with the First Round ending at 10:59 a.m., Sunday.
Dickey is competing against 47 other NCAA Division I coaches to raise money for their charities of their choice, Coaches vs. Cancer in Dickey's case. The top 24 vote-getters advance with a chance to raise more money for their charities. The farther Dickey advances, the more money will be raised for Coaches vs. Cancer.
Fans can vote for Dickey by visiting espn.com/infiniti and clicking the Vote box under his head shot or by clicking here. The First Round ends Sunday morning.
Since 1993, coaches and their supporters have raised more than $87 million from the American Cancer Society.
Houston Men's Basketball Tickets are on sale NOW. Fans can purchase single-game, 6- and 9-game mini-plans by visiting or calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-Go-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or by clicking here.
With the Cougars playing host to SMU in both Men and Women's Basketball this weekend inside Hofheinz Pavilion, officials announced a special promotion. For only $22, fans can purchase two General Admission tickets to each game by clicking here.
The Women's team faces SMU at 2 p.m., Saturday, with the Men's team meeting the Ponies at 2 p.m., Sunday.
In addition, Sunday's Men's Basketball game will be part of Youth Basketball Weekend. Local youth teams are invited and encouraged to email Darron Pinkney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for great group discount rates.
Single-game tickets are now on sale for all remaining Houston Men's Basketball home games, including the Feb. 5 showdown against defending national champion Louisville. That game will be a part of Guy V. Lewis Night with Coach Lewis, his family and former players being honored in a special pregame ceremony on his recent induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
To secure parking spaces and to support student-athlete scholarships through Cougar Pride for the upcoming season, fans should contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GoUH or email email@example.com. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information.