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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Students can Make Bo Pay and help cure cancer with basketball

Students and community members will have the opportunity to make Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan contribute money to cancer research at the Kohl Center Wednesday.

At the free Shooting Down Cancer event, students can “Make Bo Pay” to Coaches vs. Cancer, an American Cancer Society program that has raised millions of dollars for cancer research and awareness, according to the American Cancer Society website.

Ryan pledges to donate $1 for each student in attendance, $10 for each successful free throw and $1,000 for each successful half court shot.

The event raised $41,279 in 2012 and $66,130 in 2013.

Ryan and his wife Kelly Ryan created the event in 2012 to excite students about the men’s basketball program while donating to a good cause, according to a UW-Madison Alumni Association press release.

Students attending the event can receive a free T-shirt and coupons to Noodles & Company, Culver’s and the University Bookstore.

The event will take place between 3 and 6 p.m.

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