BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb head coach Tim Craft donned an apron and visor Thursday during lunch to serve as a guest Subway® sandwich artist to raise money and awareness for Coaches vs. Cancer.
Craft arrived for work early, received instructions and went about the business of creating sandwiches – and salads – forcustomers at Subway's Boiling Springs restaurant location at 117 East College Avenue.
In addition to assisting the Subway® staff with sandwich artistry, Craft spoke with customers about Coaches vs. Cancer and the Runnin' Bulldogs game Thursday night vs. first-place Winthrop – and providing tickets to the game for those interested in coming to Paul Porter Arena.
Subway restaurants are teaming up with local Coaches and the Coaches vs. Cancer program to raise dollars that will help cancer patients in the community. Donations in any amount can be made at the checkout of participating SUBWAY® restaurants from Jan. 15 through Feb. 28 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the local Coaches vs. Cancer program. For more information on Coaches vs. Cancer, visit www.cancer.org.
Final proceeds from the campaign will be presented during March Madness.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Locally, the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association has joined the effort to promote healthy living, raise awareness and support for the fight against cancer.
Gardner-Webb is also participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge from February 1-March 5. Fans can pledge for every three-point shot made by the Runnin' Bulldogs during that stretch by visiting 3pointchallenge.org – and can follow the national leaderboards throughout February.