Thacker, Pringle participate in Coaches vs. Cancer awareness weekend

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend, a collaborative initiative of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society, is slated for the weekend of Feb. 1-3, 2013.

Participating NABC-member college men’s and women’s basketball coaches, including head men’s coach Matt Thacker and head women’s coach Derrick Pringle, Jr. and our Simpson University coaching staff, will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their usual game attire during Saturday, Feb. 2 against the William Jessup University to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer.

To show your support of our head coach’s effort in the fight against cancer, we invite you to wear your sneakers to the game too.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of college and high school coaches across the country, Coaches vs. Cancer participants have raised nearly $70 million since 1993 to help the Society save lives by educating and empowering people to avoid cancer or find it early, helping people facing cancer make decisions and overcome obstacles in their personal fight investing in research that yields groundbreaking discoveries into cancer’s causes and cures and helping pass laws that fight cancer and keep our communities healthy.

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

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Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.
(530) 226-4731