For once, it really will be all about the shoes.
In an attempt to bring attention to the risks of cancer, the coaches of the Auburn School District boys and girls basketball teams will be making a fashion statement this week. All six coaches in the Auburn district will wear polo shirts and tennis shoes.
That’s the idea behind the national Coaches vs. Cancer program this season, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. College coaches were asked to participate in the awareness project last weekend. Many high-school coaches are doing their part in games this week.
Representatives from the American Cancer Society will be recognizing cancer survivors between games and accepting donations.
Tom Adams, Auburn Riverside boys coach and a member of the Washington State Coaches Association, spearheaded the show of support in Auburn, where it is rivalry week. Adams, who normally wears dress shoes and a tie, told our Sandy Ringer that he hopes the difference draw attention to the cause.
The Riverside boys and girls play Auburn Mountainview tonight and Auburn on Friday. Both are varsity doubleheaders. Tonight, the varsity boys play at 5:45, followed by the girls game at 7:30. The girls play first against Auburn.