Nittany Lions to wear throwback uniforms to benefit Coaches Vs. Cancer

January 22, 2010

University Park, Pa. — The Nittany Lion Basketball Team will turn back the clock on Saturday, Feb. 6 when they take on Minnesota in a 2p.m. tip at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Penn State will take the floor that afternoon in "Throwback Uniforms" reminiscent of the mid 1970's Nittany Lion teams. The old school uniforms, which feature the words Penn and State curved above and below a centered number and a blue keystone with a block "S" on the shorts, were designed and created specifically for the game in an effort to help raise funds for Penn State Coaches Vs. Cancer, an organization headed by Penn State coach Ed DeChellis that has raised more than $1.3 million to fight cancer and help those affected by it in the Centre Region.

Fans are encouraged to purchase $2 chances to win one of 16 complete uniforms (shorts and jersey) worn by Talor Battle, Andrew Jones, David Jackson and the rest of the Nittany Lions on Feb. 6, with all proceeds benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. Scratch off cards containing unique eight-digit numbers will be available at all Nittany Lion and Lady Lion games as well as at participating retail and restaurant locations around State College.

On Feb. 6, 16 numbers will be selected at random to determine the winners of the uniforms and announced at the conclusion of the game. Fans do not need to be present to win. The winning numbers will be posted to following the game. The game-worn uniforms will be presented to the winners the following Saturday (Feb. 13) when Penn State takes on Michigan State on Coaches Vs. Cancer Day at the Jordan Center.

Any one interested in sponsoring a block of $2 chances is asked to please call Loren Crispell at (814) 865-8140.

Penn State Coaches Vs. Cancer is in its 14th year and has raised in excess of $170,000 to fight cancer in each of the last three years. Through a close allegiance with the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund (BCAF), much of that money goes to directly assist those affected by the disease in the Centre Region. Funds are also donated directly to the American Cancer Society. Last year these funds allowed the American Cancer Society to provide 685 services to local cancer patients including 35 visits to Hope Lodge, which provides a temporary home to cancer patients undergoing treatment. The American Cancer Society is also the largest non-profit funder of cancer research, with over $30 million in research taking place in Pennsylvania each year, including three research grants totaling over $2.1 million at Penn State University.

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