K-State to Host Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge Feb. 21

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber and the men’s basketball team will host its Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge for all K-State students this Saturday, Feb. 21 from 5-7 pm at the Basketball Training Facility.

The event will be the students’ first chance to pick up their early entry wristband for Monday's Dillons’ Sunflower Showdown with Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum. Students will also have the opportunity to play in K-State's $18 million Basketball Training Facility, while helping Weber and the team raise money for Coaches vs. Cancer.

Weber will donate $1 to Coaches vs. Cancer for every student who attends the event, while students will have one chance to make a free throw, a 3-point field goal and a half-court shot to benefit the charity. He will donate $10 for each made free throw, $25 for each made 3-pointer and $100 for each made half-court shot. If a student makes all three shots (free throw, 3-pointer and half-court shot), Weber will donate $1,000 to the charity.

In the first two years of the event, K-State students helped Weber and the men’s basketball team raise $22,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer with nearly 900 students participating in the event.

Following the event, students are encouraged to attend the K-State women’s basketball game against Oklahoma. The first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive a free pink t-shirt to mark the annual Play 4 Kay game. Student admission to all home women’s basketball games is free with a K-State student ID.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), which empowers all sports coaches, their teams and their local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Over 1,000 students have earned the opportunity for early entry for Monday’s game, while 2,800 seats remain available for students who did not qualify for an early-entry wristband.  For more information regarding student pass procedures for Monday night, students should visit www.kstatesports.com/earlyentry.