Coaching Staff of Penn State Abington Set to Participate in Coaches Vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Weekend

Penn State Abington head basketball coach Chris Potash (center) and the rest of his staff will participate in the upcoming Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend.

ABINGTON, Pa. – The coaching staff of Penn State Abington men's basketball is set to participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Weekend.  The Nittany Lions will partake in the event when they face off against NEAC rival Gallaudet University on Saturday, Jan. 28.

During Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend, scheduled for Jan. 27-29, basketball coaches nationwide, including Abington head coach Chris Potash and his staff, will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their usual game attire to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. To show support of Coach Potash's effort in the fight against cancer, Abington invites fans to wear their sneaker to the game as well.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

By lacing up sneakers with their suits on the event's eighth annual awareness weekend, college and high school basketball coaches across the country will spotlight the fact that while cancer remains a major health concern, everyone can take daily steps to reduce their risk of the disease.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of college and high school coaches and fans throughout the nation, Coaches vs. Cancer participants have raised more than $70 million since 1993 to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking cancer research, provide up-to-date cancer information and education, advocate for public health policies that benefit communities, and deliver services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

To learn more, visit or call 1-800-ACS-2345.


*Release and photo courtesy of Jeff Dobbin, Penn State Abington sports information director