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The Georgetown Hoyas wore specially designed Jordan Brand sneakers for Saturday's Big East matchup though the reason had nothing to do with the 100th matchup versus St. John's.
As for the reason, liberal use of pink on the sneakers is probably a giveaway especially in conjunction with Georgetown coach John Thompson III wearing the same colored tie. However, there was a twist. The Hoyas partnered with Men Against Breast Cancer, the first and only national nonprofit organization designed to provide targeted support services that educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a female loved one.
"We want to bring awareness to that organization," Thompson said. His wife, Monica, is a breast cancer survivor, originally diagnosed in 2005.
"When Monica, my wife was going through her fight with breast cancer, it was organization that was a great support system for me. So I've supported them since then and want to use this to bring more awareness to them.
"It's an organization that prepares the caregiver for what they're going to go through, which was extremely beneficial for me. I don't just want to bring light to them for their sake, but bring light to them for people that may night need that support.
Fans received a gray Georgetown t-shirt with the signature "G" in pink.