Congratulations to our 2021 College and High School Winners: Mercer University & Knoxville High School

Defeat childhood cancer.

Learn more about Coaches vs. Cancer 2022

Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers is a nationwide initiative uniting basketball coaches across the country for a common cause – saving lives from cancer. The 2021 Suits and Sneakers Week is set for January 25 - 31, but teams are welcome to host their fundraiser anytime during the season. The winning teams will be announced on April1st.

College and high school coaches across the nation wear sneakers with their suits during dedicated Suits And Sneakers games to support childhood cancer awareness through our Gold Together campaign which raises funds to support childhood cancer research, services and awareness, and cancer prevention efforts targeting children.
Teams are encouraged to participate by hosting fundraisers during Suits And Sneakers Week or anytime during season that works for them. The top fundraising college and high school teams each season are recognized as Suits And Sneakers National Champions

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How It Works

  1. Select a date for your fundraiser.
  2. Raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer program.
  3. Spread the word about your fundraiser, honor local heroes and survivors, and inspire your entire community to rally together in the fight against cancer!
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Our Champions

This season, Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers games will support childhood cancer research, services, and awareness as well as promote cancer prevention efforts targeting children. Our Champions are our inspiration and we’re proud to play for them this season.

Meet Patrick

When Patrick was 13, one of his coaches noticed that he was especially tired during a basketball workout. After a series of tests, a…

Meet Austin

Austin “Flash” Schroeder was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in April 2014 at the age of 14. The highly aggressive cancer was ultimately a force…

Meet Luke

Luke was an extremely loving, caring, creative, articulate and playful child. He loved Hot Wheels, the Beatles and adored his big sister Phebe. He…

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To all the coaches out there across the country, I’m inviting you to join Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week. Together we can help save more lives!

Bill Self

Kansas Men’s Head Coach

Our Suits And Sneakers Game is one of the highlights of our season. It's our way of uniting our entire community.

Andrew Kettle

Scranton Prep (PA), Boys Head Coach

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NABC highlighting some scenes from Suits And Sneakers Week!

Coach Jay Wright honors Coach Mass

Coach Williams rockin the Nike Air Force 1 “MCA”s

Detroit Mercy MBB team wearin adidas ultra boost

tabor college wbb coaches proudly supporting CVC

lehigh fans showing who they play for

duke blue devils staff honoring cancer survivors

aztec empire high school coming together to help find a cure

cal state fullerton staff ready for Suits And Sneakers!

west scranton hs Coach Lyons telling his story