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OC coaches to participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend

OC men's basketball coaches (from left) Brandon Troutman, Terril Hankins, Dan Hays and Rob McKinzie will participate in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend.
OC men's basketball coaches (from left) Brandon Troutman, Terril Hankins, Dan Hays and Rob McKinzie will participate in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 22, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian men’s basketball coaches Dan Hays, Terril Hankins, Rob McKinzie and Brandon Troutman will participate this week in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend.

The OC coaches, along with hundreds of other coaches around the country, will wear sneakers with their suits during games as part of a fundraiser for Coaches vs. Cancer, which is a joint effort of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

The event’s goals are to raise awareness about the fight against cancer, share the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing one’s risk of the disease and promote the American Cancer Society’s free services for those facing cancer and their loved ones.

OC will host Texas A&M International on Thursday and St. Mary’s (Texas) on Saturday and McKinzie said that TAMIU coach Bryan Weakley and St. Mary’s coach Jim Zeleznak and their staff members have agreed to coach in suits and sneakers during their respective games in Oklahoma City.

Students also are encouraged to also wear suits and sneakers while attending the games.

Donation cups will be located at the entrances to the Eagles’ Nest and at the concession stand during Saturday’s game. Donations also can be given online at https://secure.acsevents.org/site/Donation2?df_id=1010762&1010762.donation=form1&s_src=CVCFinalFourDonation

Between now and the NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Tournament on April 5, the nationwide goal is to raise $400,000 in the fight to end cancer.

Fans can follow Coaches vs. Cancer on Facebook and on Twitter @CoachesvCancer.