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Bears’ Men’s Basketball to host ‘Suits And Sneakers Night” Wednesday

January 21, 2014

Proceeds from Bears vs. South Mountain clash to benefit American Cancer Society tomorrow night

 

Phoenix, Arizona – January 21, 2014 -- Phoenix College is proud to announce that the ACCAC Men’s Basketball game between the Bears and South Mountain Community College tomorrow night, January 22nd, will be “Suits And Sneakers Night” with the Bears.  Proceeds from the game will go to the American Cancer Society’s local chapter.  It is the 5thstraight year that the Bears’ Men’s Basketball program has donated proceeds from a home game to the ACS.

 

Today’s announcement signals the Bears’ Athletic Family’s continuing dedication to help out with the fight against cancer.  Tomorrow’s event will part of the American Cancer Society’s Suits And Sneakers Awareness Weekend, which encourages college basketball coaches throughout the nation to wear sneakers with their suits on game day to show their support for this cause.  It’s part of the nationwide collaboration between the ACS & the National Association of Basketball Coaches known as the Coaches vs. Cancer Program, which provides a platform for the ACS to share information to people around Arizona and allow coaches, faculty, students and game-day fans to make a difference in the fight against cancer.  In addition, representatives from the American Cancer Society will be at the game tomorrow night to provide additional information and answer questions from fans about the cause.  All four of the Bears’ fall sports-football, men’s & women’s soccer, and volleyball-each designated a home date devoted to raising money for breast cancer awareness this past fall, and the Bears’ Women’s Basketball team will be holding their own cancer awareness night later this season. 

 

The PC Men’s squad will actually be the second Bears’ Basketball team to take the floor tomorrow night at “The Bears’ Den” on the Phoenix College campus (1202 West Thomas Road) as the second half of the ACCAC Men’s-Women’s Basketball doubleheader.  Kristi Kincaid’s Bears’ Women’s Basketball team will tip off the evening at 5:30PM trying to avenge a loss earlier this season to South Mountain, with Matt Gordon’s men’s squad taking the floor at approximately 7:30PM to battle the Cougars’ squad that they’ve faced in the Region I Division II Finals four times in the last six years.  Admission prices are as follows:  $5 for adults; $3 for students with a valid ID; and kids 12 and under get in FREE; and a portion of the gate receipts will be donated to the ACS.