Bruce Weber to host Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge Jan. 19

MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State fans have two opportunities next week to assist head coach Bruce Weber and the men’s basketball team raise money for Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

Weber will hold his fourth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge for all K-State students Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 5-7 p.m. at Bramlage Coliseum.

Weber will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society 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 addition, K-State fans are asked to help stripe out Bramlage Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 23 as the Wildcats host Oklahoma State at 5 p.m. Fans are asked to wear either purple or white depending on their ticket location in Bramlage Coliseum. Fans in sections 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 26 are asked to wear purple, while those in sections 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27 are asked to wear white.

The official purple and white shirts for the event are only $15 with $5 from every shirt going to the American Cancer Society. These shirts are now on sale online at and can also be purchased at the K-State Super Store locations on McCall Road (M-F 9a-8p, Sun 12-5p) in Manhattan and at Bill Snyder Family Stadium (M-F 12-4p and during home games). They are also available during games on the Bramlage Coliseum concourse.

Fans can purchase tickets to the Oklahoma State game for as low as $18.75 with the Wildcat 4-Pack, while groups of 12 or more priced at $15 per person. These tickets can be purchased by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221.CATS, online at or in-person at Bramlage Coliseum.

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.

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