Cougar Managers Join Fight Against Cancer

Feb. 19, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. - In an effort to help raise money towards fighting cancer, Washington State University men's basketball student managers have joined Managers vs. Cancer, a non-profit organization designed to help with the American Cancer Society's research and advocacy projects and also give back to the community.

The organization, which was founded in 2007 by University of Illinois head manager Tim Patrick, is in contact with over 180 Division I athletic programs. The organization takes advantage of the unique situation student managers are in by auctioning off autographed memorabilia, game tickets, and even an opportunity to become a 'manager for a day.' All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

In just their first season in the organization, the WSU student managers have already raised $250 by auctioning off two autographed basketballs and thus far have the highest grossing revenue out of all the participating 24 schools.

Other participating schools include fellow Pac-10 members Arizona and Arizona State, Baylor, Maryland, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Louisville, Penn State and organization founder, Illinois.

For more information on the organization and ways to contribute, go to: or contact WSU student manager, Daniel Ray at

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