Every basketball season the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society team up via the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Perhaps the most visible work of Coaches vs. Cancer is Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week when "coaches and their staff wear sneakers with their suits while coaching games to raise awareness, share the importance of nutrition and physical activity, and to promote the American Cancer Society."
As we are currently in 2016's Suits and Sneakers week (Jan. 25-31), NCAA.com recognizes those college basketball coaches participating and the fly kicks they are sporting. Many coaches also added gold laces to their sneakers to #laceupforlacey.
If you're wondering why our coaches and staff are wearing sneakers tonight, we're supporting Coaches vs. Cancer. pic.twitter.com/HpvhwggwGc— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) January 27, 2016
Coach Cal is even auctioning off his sneaks from Wednesday to benefit the American Cancer Society.
For Coaches vs. Cancer week, LSU is wearing gold laces to honor Princess Lacey & the fight against pediatric cancer. pic.twitter.com/jVFKlWmUVg— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) January 27, 2016