On Oct. 30, Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard will coach against his brother, Jeff.
But the game is about more than winning, even if it is only an exhibition game.
The Badgers will face UW-Platteville that day in the Brain Cancer Awareness Game. The contest will be held on the one-year anniversary of the death of Greg and Jeff’s father, Glen, who died from brain cancer.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 3, 2016
According to a Wisconsin release, both coaches will wear special pins:
Both coaching staffs and team personnel will wear lapel pins with the Brain Cancer Awareness Game logo and a Gard family photo appears on the special, commemorative game ticket. Fans in attendance will receive a gray “Brain Cancer Awareness Game” wristband upon entry.
Mike Lucas of UWBadgers.com said Gard looked at possible dates to find a day to play the exhibition. Oct. 30 worked best.
“It’s going to be a tough month as it is, and that’s going to be a tough day,” Gard said in Lucas’ story. “Instead of all of us sitting around moping and reflecting on the bad, let’s try to do something positive here.”
Here’s the entire release: