Multiple recognition ceremonies planned for Wednesday's OU-Texas Tech men's basketball game.
Jan. 15, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. -- Wednesday's University of Oklahoma men's basketball game against Texas Tech has been designated as "Coaches vs. Cancer Awareness Night" at Lloyd Noble Center. Several events related to the fight against cancer will take place prior to and during the 7 p.m. game.
The Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma is the title sponsor of Wednesday's game. Located in Oklahoma City, the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center is Oklahoma's only comprehensive academic cancer center. Its mission is to reduce the burden of cancer in the state through prevention, research, treatment and education.
Before the game, Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center employees will distribute information to fans on the main concourse. Approximately 15 minutes before tip-off, the American Cancer Society will present OU head coach Lon Kruger with the Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award, given annually to a college coach who has been significantly engaged in the program's fundraising, education and promotional initiatives and who has demonstrated leadership in supporting the American Cancer Society's fight to save lives from cancer.
At halftime, three Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center cancer survivors will be recognized at mid-court.
Tickets for Wednesday's game are available for $10, $30 and $40 at the OU Athletics Ticket Office (800-456-4668) and online here. Lloyd Noble Center's north and east ticket windows will open at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. OU students may purchase a ticket for $10.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
To learn more about the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center, click here.