This Sunday at 2:00pm The University at Albany basketball program will host their 4th annual Coaches Cure Cystic Fibrosis game when the Great Danes take on the Maine Black Bears. The point of this event is to raise awareness in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, which is a disease that effects the digestive and respiratory systems and is the most common genetic disease in the United States. To acknowledge the fight and to draw attention to it the UAlbany coaching staff will again be wearing sneakers and sweatsuits to the game.

The Coaches Cure CF game was originally started in 2011 by Seton Hall, and has since caught on with schools like Iona, Providence, and Holy Cross. The annual Coaches Cure Cystic Fibrosis game has brought good fortune to UAlbany as the Great Danes are 3-0 in such games, including a 82-70 win over in-state rival Stony Brook last season.

Over the last three years the Coaches Cure Cystic Fibrosis game has raised over $14,000. All proceeds go to the Northeast chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Anyone interested in donating to this worthy cause can go to Come support this event on Sunday at 2:00pm at the SEFCU arena for an afternoon of fun while supporting the fight!