Fans can show their support for the American Cancer Society by purchasing limited edition NSPIRE t-shirts featuring the Nevada logo for $10 each at the game. T-shirts can also be purchased ahead of time at the American Cancer Society's Reno office at 691 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A, Reno, NV, 89511, or by calling (775) 329-0600.
Along with college coaches around the country, head coach David Carter and his staff will be wearing sneakers instead of dress shoes with their suits at Saturday's game to show support for the National Association of Basketball Coaches' collaborative initiative with the American Cancer Society.
Fans are encouraged to wear their NSPIRE t-shirts and tennis shoes to the game to show their support for the American Cancer Society.
"Over the years I have been inspired by the enthusiasm and generosity of our Nevada fans," Carter said. "I am really looking forward to seeing packed stands during the Hawai'i game and witnessing the university and Reno communities come together to beat cancer."
Proceeds from the sale of the NSPIRE t-shirts will benefit the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives and create more birthdays by helping patients stay well, get well, find cures and fight back. Local patient services that benefit from funds raised from efforts like the NSPIRE campaign include Road to Recovery, a volunteer program providing rides for cancer patients to and from life-saving cancer treatments, as well as the "Look Good...Feel Better" program, which teaches female cancer patients beauty tips to help them during cancer treatments.
In addition to participating in the NSPIRE and Suits vs. Sneakers awareness weekend, Carter will team up with the American Cancer Society later this spring for the third annual Suits and Sneakers Ball. This year's event is set for May 1 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
Tickets for Saturday's game are still available by visiting or calling the Link Piazzo Ticket Office at Legacy Hall at (775) 348-PACK (7225) or online at www.nevadawolfpack.com. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center.More information about the American Cancer Society can be found at www.cancer.org, while additional details about the Coaches vs. Cancer campaign can be found at www.coachesvscancer.org.