2022 New Eddie Sutton Foundation created to help combat cancer

The Oklahoma State University Coaches vs. Cancer organization March 12 announced the establishment of the Eddie Sutton Foundation to help raise funds for those battling cancer. 

The foundation will focus on research, with a special emphasis on pediatric cancer, and will also seek to make a difference in the lives of those battling the disease. The foundation honors the life and legacy of former OSU men’s basketball coach Eddie Sutton, who entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020. 

With the announcement of the foundation, Coaches vs. Cancer will now become Cowboys vs. Cancer to better reflect the mission and character of the organization at OSU. Coaches vs. Cancer is a national partnership between the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society. The newly named Cowboys vs. Cancer program will operate under the foundation,encompass all sports at OSU and will align with a variety of reputable cancer research foundations in addition to the American Cancer Society.

“The establishment of the Eddie Sutton Foundation ensures that coach Sutton’s legacy of helping those in need will continue for decades to come,” said Dave Hunziker, Cowboys vs. Cancer spokesman and radio voice for Cowboy football and basketball. “Coach Sutton was committed to the fight against cancer and that fight will continue at Oklahoma State University through this new foundation in his name.”

The Eddie Sutton Foundation’s mission is fueled by championing coach Sutton’s three principles of defense, dedication and discipline. Research is the best defense against cancer. The foundation embraces unwavering dedication to the cause and to the families that will be served. Discipline is a must for this new team to stay the course and implement a full-court press that will lead to a cure.