SUU men’s basketball head coach Todd Simon swapped his clipboard for an apron for the afternoon on Jan. 16 to make sandwiches at Subway in support of support Coaches vs. Cancer and raise money for cancer research.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a 25-year-old program run by the American Cancer Society with the National Association of Basketball coaches. The program hosts events such as three point challenges, suits and sneakers weeks and more creative events like the one Simon participated in.
“The opportunity arose to do something unique like this and I’m certainly all-in on doing things like this,” Simon said.
This is the second year that Simon has made sandwiches at Subway in support of Coaches vs. Cancer. When comparing the different experiences Simon said he was able to apply the things he learned last year.
“Got a real appreciation for how hard they work, especially at that lunch hour,” Simon said. “It was really good for a great cause and it’s fun to serve.”
The whole men’s basketball team stopped by to get a sandwich from Simon. Ivan Madunic, a sophomore forward and center from Split, Croatia, said the sandwiches Simon made this year were way better than the sandwiches he made last year.
“I guess you just have to trust the process,” Madunic said.
In total Simon raised $75 for the American Cancer Society.
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