RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – A “Pink Out” is scheduled for Wednesday when the seventh ranked University of Nevada men’s basketball team hosts Colorado State at 8 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center. Fans attending the game are asked to wear pink to help support Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week.
"Our staff and players are extremely excited to partner with Renown Medical Center, DoughBoys Donuts and Breast Cancer to Bikini to help raise money for the American Cancer Society as part of Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week,” Nevada head coach Eric Musselman said. “To have this kind of platform available to raise awareness for something that affects almost every person you come across, is truly special. It has also been special to see how engaged the Reno community and Northern Nevada has been with this push for a “Pink Out”. Personally for my family and my wife Danyelle, cancer awareness and fundraising has been something special to us. This will be such a special event for us and the Wolf Pack fanbase."
Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week is a nationwide event when basketball coaches across the country unite for a common cause – saving loved ones from cancer. Coaches and their staff across the nation wear sneakers to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer by raising funds and encouraging people to educate themselves about cancer prevention, screening and early detections.
The Wolf Pack will be wearing their new pink uniforms for the first time and the coaches will wear pink polos. A miracle minute will be held at halftime where fans can donate to the American Cancer Society and Nurture U.
There will be 1,000 pink t-shirts provided to the student section for the game.
Renown Medical Center, DoughBoys Donuts and Breast Cancer to Bikini have helped make this event possible.
Danyelle Musselman is the event organizer. She is serving as the co-chair for the Coaches vs. Cancer Luncheon at the 2019 Final Four in Minneapolis.