Special event planned at D&E game

Senator cagers to host Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer contest Saturday vs. West Virginia Wesleyan

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins men’s basketball team and the Go 4 The Goal Foundation are joining together to participate in the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer game this Saturday against Mountain East Conference opponent West Virginia Wesleyan at the McDonnell Center.

The Senators will wear purchased gold shoelaces for the game, with funds directly benefiting kids and their families battling cancer in West Virginia.

Additionally, donations will be collected at the concession stand of the McDonnell Center throughout the contest.

Saturday’s game against the Bobcats is also a Code Red doubleheader, with the women’s team taking the floor at 2 p.m. and the men’s game following.

Fans and student-athletes are encouraged to wear red to support the Senators in a key conference clash.

Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer began in the fall of 2011.

Since then, professional, college and youth teams have participated in raising funds and awareness for the number one disease killer of children.

To date, over a half million athletes have supported the cause.

A total of $4 from every $5 pair of laces and 100% of all donations directly benefit kids and families in the state where the funds are raised.

Go4theGoal works to improve the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial assistance, granting special wishes, developing unique hospital programs and funding innovative research.

Learn more about Go4theGoal and how you can help to make a difference by visiting Go4theGoal.org.