January 20, 2014

Join The Hurleys and Coaches vs. Cancer on Jan. 25 and Help "Stomp Out Cancer"


KINGSTON, R.I. -- Join head coach Dan Hurley, his wife Andrea, and Coaches vs. Cancer as they look to "Stomp Out Cancer" on Saturday, Jan. 25 in conjunction with the nationally televised Rhode Island/Dayton game on the CBS Sports Network.

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Hurley and his staff will participate in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend.  From Jan. 24-26, coaches around the country will unite to fight cancer and raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society.  Wearing sneakers on the sideline serves as a visual reminder that prevention is key when it comes to blocking cancer before it takes center court in our lives.  

All fans are encouraged to wear Keaney Blue to the game and limited edition "Stomp Out Cancer" t-shirts are on sale now at the URI Bookstore for $20, and net proceeds from each shirt will go directly to Coaches vs. Cancer.  The "Stomp Out Cancer" t-shirts will be sold in the Memorial Union and Hope Dining Commons from Jan. 22-24 and are also available online by clicking on the image at the top of the page.



A button-making station will be set up in the Northwest Concourse of the Ryan Center, adjacent to the Alumni Lounge.  Fans can bring a photo of a loved one who has been impacted by cancer.  Donations for the button-making will be accepted and all proceed will benefit Coaches vs. Cancer.

Before the game, Rhody fans are encouraged to visit Moe's Southwest Grill in Wakefield on Jan. 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. as they will donate 20% of all store proceeds during that time to cancer research.  Earlier this season on Dec. 19, Moe's hosted a benefit from 5-8 p.m. that raised over $2,100 for Coaches vs. Cancer.

At the game, 5,000 blue glow sticks will be distributed in recognition of Coaches vs. Cancer and the first 2,500 fans to enter the Thomas M. Ryan Center will receive a Dan Hurley poster, courtesy of Moe's Southwest Grill.

The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer today and to find cures to end the disease tomorrow, and have raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society's mission.

To learn more about Coaches vs. Cancer, visit the Coaches vs. Cancer website.