Feb. 20, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Athletic Department and the Cowboy basketball program are proud to sponsor the first-annual "Cowboys vs. Cancer" game on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Arena-Auditorium. The game will be a "white out," as fans are encouraged to wear white to the game. The Cowboys host Mountain West foe Boise State at 2 p.m. that day.
The event will be held to help create awareness for cancer research, as well as raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundation, created by legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach Jim Valvano and ESPN, is dedicated to saving lives by helping find a cure for cancer. 100 percent of donations to The V Foundation go directly to cancer research.
"The V Foundation has done some extraordinary things with its research and if we can play a small part in this, which cancer plays such a large part in our lives, I hope that we can benefit a lot of people down the road," UW head coach Larry Shyatt said.
The event encourages fans to show support by wearing white to the game. Fans can purchase special "Cowboys vs. Cancer" t-shirts for $15, with $10 of the purchase price going directly to The V Foundation. T-Shirts can be purchased at the Brown and Gold Outlet or at WyomingAthletics.com prior to the game. Additionally, fans can purchase a special package that pairs a game ticket and t-shirt for $25, saving fans $6 on the cost of their game ticket.
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. One in every two men and one in every three women will get cancer in their lifetimes. The V Foundation has raised over $120 million, used to fund more than 400 cancer research grants nationwide.
For further information, please contact Sean Valentine at (307) 766-3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.