UW-L coaches take on cancer with fundraiser

Published On: Jan 29 2013 11:41:51 PM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

UW-La Crosse coaches trade in their playbooks for cookbooks.

They spent the night as Grill Warriors at HuHot in Valley View Mall for the first ever Coaches vs. Cancer event. It's a fundraiser for the university's Relay for Life.

A portion of the restaurant's profits, along with the tips in the grilling jar and a number of fundraisers in the dining hall will benefit cancer research.

One of the coaches says not only is it supporting a great cause, but its a chance to be a role model for their players. "At UW-L, we try to create champions in sport and in academics and in life, so this is a great opportunity for us as coaches to set the example for our athletes and be a good promotion of what we preach everyday in our practices," said UW-L Men's Track Coach Josh Buchholtz.

Organizers hope to make the fundraiser a yearly tradition.