Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's and Guilford College's men's basketball programs will be teaming up this week to make cancer hit the road.
Hornets head coach Hilliary Scott, Quakers mentor Tom Palombo, and their staffs will be wearing travel suits for their game this Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Lynchburg, dubbing the event Track Suits & Sneakers. Tipoff for the game is slated for 7 p.m.
It will be a twist on the nationwide Suits & Sneakers Week, held this week in collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the Coaches Vs. Cancer program.
If donations at Wednesday's game total $300, the head coaches will each chip in a $50 donation to help local cancer patients with their treatments.
"First of all, I want to thank Coach Palombo for partnering up. We have been talking about this idea for over a year, hoping to do something special with Track Suits & Sneakers," Scott said. "We all have been affected by cancer at some point in our lives, so whatever part we can do to make a difference, we are both on board."
Members of Lynchburg's chapter of Alpha Chi Omega sorority will be tending donation buckets at the doors to Turner Gymnasium, encouraging fans to chip in toward the cause.
The event is part of a busy week for the 14th-ranked Hornets (17-1, 8-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference), as they will also hold Alumni Day and the Suits & Sneakers event Saturday against No. 12 Randolph-Macon, a 4:30 p.m. tip. That game will follow the Lynchburg women's basketball contest, also an Alumni Day event, against Roanoke at 2 p.m.
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