Jan. 28, 2009
AUBURN - The Auburn men's basketball team tipped off Coaches vs. Cancer week by visiting the East Alabama Medical Center Cancer Center Wednesday and saw patients and cancer fighting machinery.
'We feel like it did a great deed for the patients,' said freshman Frankie Sullivan. 'My uncle passed four years ago to cancer. It was real exciting to see the patients, and we hope we were able to brighten their day. We could have stayed at home but we wanted to come do something for the cancer patients. We wanted to do something off the court, and it helps our team come together more.'
The Tigers are teaming up with the American Cancer Society in the fight of a lifetime with the 2009 Coaches vs. Cancer Silent Auction that will be held Saturday in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum as the Tigers play host to Vanderbilt at 1 pm Central.
The Coliseum doors open at 11:30 am, and the auction items will be on display on the concourse at that time. Auction items include sports memorabilia, travel packages, and much more.
Cancer is a tough competitor, but the Auburn Athletics Department is committed to helping beat it. It is excited to be able to support the American Cancer Society's efforts through this program and hope that fans will rally for such an important cause.
Since the alliance of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society in 1993, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has delivered lifesaving messages to thousands of young Americans about staying cancer-free.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
To make a pledge or for more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 334.502.5115 or visit www.cancer.org. Please send your donation to Coaches vs. Cancer, ATTN: Brandon Johnson, P.O. Box 351, Auburn AL 36831-0351.
Tickets for the Auburn-Vanderbilt game are $15 each. The first 1,000 fans receive an Auburn Basketball mouse pad courtesy of the US Army.
There will be a halftime performance by the Red Panda Acrobat and a postgame autograph session and shoot around for kids 14 and under.
For additional information, Contact: Chuck Gallina (334) 844-9800 January 28, 2009