Several teams honoring ‘Princess Lacey’ with gold shoelaces

In April 2014, the Michigan State basketball team was rocked by the news of the passing of 8-year-old Spartan fan Lacey Holsworth, better known as “Princess Lacey”. She had been battling cancer, but unfortunately lost her fight, but still had the opportunity to join the team cutting down the nets at the 2014 Big Ten Tournament.

This week is “Coaches vs Cancer Week” in college basketball and many teams are honoring Lacey by wearing special sneakers and gold shoelaces to represent the fight against pediatric cancer.

#LaSalleMBB coaches to wear sneakers, gold laces this week. #LaceUpForLacey @CoachesVsCancer

— La Salle Athletics (@GoExplorers) January 26, 2016

Tonight, we will #LaceUpForLacey with our #SuitsAndSneakers to raise awareness for pediatric cancer, in conjunction with @CoachesvsCancer.

— Akron Zips MBB Managers (@ZipsMBBManagers) January 26, 2016

Our coaching staff wearing gold laces tonight in support of @adorablelacey @CoachesvsCancer @AmericanCancer

— App State Basketball (@AppStateMBB) January 25, 2016

This is truly a wonderful thing that these programs are doing. Enough can’t be said for these teams honoring this young fan, while remembering the lives of other children who lost to this terrible disease.

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