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HU to host Suits and Sneakers Night

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University men’s basketball team will participate in the  Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, on Tuesday, January 24 at Platt Arena when they host the Pilots of Bethel College at 7:00 p.m.

Coach Ty Platt and his staff will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their usual game attire to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society’s fight to save lives from cancer. To show support of Coach Platt’s effort in the fight against cancer, fans are encouraged to wear sneakers to the game too.

HU will also be collecting donations at halftime of Tuesday’s game.

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. To date, this program has raised more than $100 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission. More than 4,000 college and high school basketball coaches across the country will be participating in this year’s Coaches vs. Cancer Program during the week of January 23-29, 2017.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.