Fairfield University
| January 2017 | Fairfield University News Channel

Stags Join Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge

Head Coach Sydney Johnson has announced that the Fairfield University men’s basketball team is joining the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. Stags fans can pledge to make a donation for every three-pointer that Fairfield converts in the month of February.

“The 3-Point Challenge is going to revolutionize our online fundraising efforts through the Coaches vs. Cancer platform. With a few clicks to a unique URL, fans from around the country can make online pledges for their favorite teams, whether high school or college, and watch the donations from 3-point shots roll in to help fund the Society’s mission,” said David Doan, VP, Strategic Alliances, Sports.

Fans can join Fairfield’s campaign and donate for every made three-pointer at https://pledgeit.org/cvc-fairfield. Teams can be matched up against their rival schools to see who can raise the most funds from their made three-pointers, and fans can follow the leaderboard to see who will become the 3-Point Challenge Champion.

The Stags have made 131 three-pointers to date this season, an average of more than eight per game. Tyler Nelson ’18 leads the way with 40 three-pointers, followed by 33 from fellow Massachusetts native Curtis Cobb ’19.  Fairfield will play a total of nine Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games during the month of February.

The Stags are back on the court on Friday, Jan. 20 for a 7 p.m. trip to defending MAAC Champion Iona. Fairfield defeated the visiting Gaels, 93-87, at home on Jan. 2. Action returns to Webster Bank Arena on Saturday, Jan. 28 as Marist comes to town for a 1 p.m. contest. For more information or to purchase tickets for Fairfield Men’s Basketball, visit FairfieldStags.com.

About Coaches vs. Cancer
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). This initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993, coaches have raised more than $100 million for the American Cancer Society.

Last modified:  Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:53:00 EST


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