NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference and the American Cancer Society are teaming up once again, this time for the 2018 Cover Your Bases initiative with the conference’s baseball and softball programs, as a part of the Sun Belt Fights Cancer ( partnership.


Cover Your Bases is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and baseball/softball teams/organizations, at every level across the country. The purpose is to impact local communities and save lives by educating fans about sun safety, healthy living and prevention.


At games through the end of the regular season and at the Sun Belt Softball Championship (May 9-12) and Baseball Championship (May 22-27), the conference and its teams will create moments to support the mission of the American Cancer Society and develop impact/fundraising opportunities in their respective communities. Through in-game recognitions, contests and live broadcast mentions, the Sun Belt schools will extend the messages of protection and prevention outlined at

Georgia State will take part in the initiative at the following games:

Baseball - Saturday, April 28 vs. Louisiana

Softball - Wednesday, May 2 vs. Chattanooga

For updates to the conference’s Cover Your Bases game schedule, go to 

During the 2017-18 basketball season, the Sun Belt schools participated in Coaches vs. Cancer’s Suits & Sneakers Week from Jan. 22 to Feb. 3 and the 3-Point Challenge throughout the month of February.


About Coaches vs. Cancer

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993, coaches have raised more than $100 million for the American Cancer Society.


For more information on the Coaches vs. Cancer, visit


About the Sun Belt Conference

The Sun Belt Conference continues to establish itself as a force to be reckoned with in competition. In its fifth decade as a vibrant and vigorous part of the collegiate landscape, the Sun Belt has never shied away from taking a leadership role among conferences in its efforts to provide better experiences for its member schools, its student-athletes and coaches and for its fans and followers.


During the recent 2016-17 academic year, Sun Belt member institutions awarded more than $50 million in scholarships to more than 3,100 student-athletes, while also providing life experiences such as team building, domestic and foreign travel, community service, mentoring and recognition through honors and awards.


For more information on the Sun Belt Conference, visit