HOUSTON -- As the University of Houston Men's Basketball program participates in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and the Cougars will take part in another initiative throughout the month of February for the first time.
The Cougars will participate in the 3-Point Challenge, and Houston fans are encouraged to visit pledgeit.org/cvc-houston and pledge a dollar amount for every 3-pointer the Cougars make from Feb. 1 to March 5.
The funds raised will help the American Cancer Society continue its mission to improving and saving lives by doing the most to help people with cancer today and working tirelessly to find cures for the disease tomorrow.
This week, Sampson and his Cougars participated in Coaches vs. Cancer Awareness Week. During Tuesday's win against Tulane and at Saturday's 9 p.m., game against Temple inside Hofheinz Pavilion, Sampson and his coaching and support staffs will wear sneakers on the sidelines as a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing cancer risk.
In addition to their sneakers, Sampson and his coaches are wearing gold shoelaces in recognition of Princess Lacey's Legacy. Eight-year-old Lacey Holsworth passed away in 2014 but her battle gives hope and inspiration to millions of others afflicted with cancer.
Fans can purchase specially designed laces online by clicking here or in stores from Shoe Carnival in memory of Lacey. Funds raised will go to the Coaches vs. Cancer program and Princess Lacey's Legacy to continue the fight against pediatric cancer.
About Coaches vs. Cancer
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993, coaches have raised more than $100 million for the American Cancer Society.
Since 1993, coaches and their supporters have raised more than $100 million for the American Cancer Society. For more information, fans can visit CoachesvsCancer.org/suitsandsneakers
Single-game tickets and group ticket packages are available to accommodate all budgets. Fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and follow the appropriate links or call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) to order tickets.
Current University of Houston main campus students are admitted FREE to all Men's Basketball games with valid IDs. Main campus students may purchase student guest tickets to each Men's Basketball game for $5 each, based on availability.
Single game tickets begin at only $12 for American Athletic Conference games and $10 for non-conference games.
JOIN the 50-50 CLUB
Fans are invited to join the 50-50 Club to support Houston Men's Basketball. 50-50 Club members help fund program necessities and enhance the experience for our student-athletes.
Fans who join the 50-50 Club will receive embroidered team apparel, a signed basketball, invitations to practice, a tour of the $25 million Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, regular updates about the program and much more.
Fans can receive updates by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter and catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team's Facebook and Instagram pages.