Suit Up But Wear the Sneakers Anyway, For Charity

Photo by Amanda Stratford Photography

Florida Tech’s Billy Mims during last year’s Suits and Sneakers Weekend. Photo by Amanda Stratford Photography

Two statements we can make about you with absolute certainty: 1) You’d love to see a cure for cancer; and 2) You’d much rather wear sneakers to work than dress shoes, even if just for a day. The folks behind the Coaches vs. Cancer program—a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches—know this about you, too, which is why they’ve created the Suits and Sneakers Challenge. Here’s how it works:

1 Beginning January 27, corporations that agree to take part in the challenge will encourage employees to make a minimum $5 donation to the American Cancer Society.

2 Those who donate will then be allowed to exchange their loafers and high heels for sneakers on March 19, which is the day designated for the Las Vegas community to participate—and also the day after the start of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

3 Companies can also help out by becoming a “sixth-man” sponsor. A $7,500 commitment nets, among other perks, six VIP tickets to the Coaches vs. Cancer private party on May 19 at the Producers Pool at MGM Grand (which is a key partner in rallying support for the local Suits and Sneakers Challenge).

Corporations interested in participating should contact Rochelle Jurani at 891-9021 or



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