Southwestern Assemblies of God University hosts Coaches vs CancerWaxahachie, TexasFebruary 15, 2012 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will host Coaches versus Cancer, Saturday, February 18, 2012, on SAGU’s campus in the Sheaffer Full Life Center gymnasium. SAGU women’s and men’s basketball teams will play against LSU – Shreveport at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

“Cancer is a terrible disease that effects all of us,” says SAGU Women’s Basketball Coach Arlon Beadles. “We want to do our part as coaches and players to fight this disease.”

SAGU will donate all proceeds made at the gate to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Additionally, there will be an opportunity for attendees to donate during the game as SAGU coaches share their personal battles with cancer. SAGU will accept donations mailed to the Athletics Department at:

1200 Sycamore St.
Waxahachie, TX, 75165

The National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) national office will present a check to the ACS at halftime during the NAIA Men’s Division I National Championship. All donations will be dispersed to local ACS chapters according to where the donations were collected.

“This March it will be one year since my father’s passing to kidney cancer,” says SAGU Men’s Basketball Coach Donnie Bostwick. “My family misses him dearly, but we rejoice knowing that he is smiling down on us. Kidney cancer might have ended dad’s life sooner than we would have desired, but we rejoice knowing that we will join him one day in eternity.”

He continues, “We want to make this an event that will substantially help cancer research in our community each year. We invite Waxahachie residents to join us in the battle against cancer.”

SAGU women’s basketball is battling for the opportunity to play in the conference tournament, while the men’s team (17-5) face LSU (17-6) for a top place the Red River Athletic Conference.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927 and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.