|Joel Lamp, JUDolphins.com Editor: Jeff thanks for the question and noticing my unique shoes during basketball games.
As many of you know, every year the National Association of Basketball Coaches desginates one weekend as "Coaches vs. Cancer" weekend and all of the coaches and staff are encouraged to wear tennis shoes in support of the cause.
My family has personally been affected by this tragic disease as my father passed away this August after a two-and-a-half year battle with liver cancer.
Once he was diagnosed, I decided that instead of just doing it for one weekend a year, I would do it for every game. It was a small way of honoring my dad, and now the memory of him, as we continue to fight the battle against cancer.
At this point, I would like to encourage anyone reading this to send a donation to the Lance Armstrong Foundation by clicking here.
This is actually the first time I've ever discussed why I wear the sneakers to games