Tie One On is an annual event at The University of Toledo in which head men’s basketball coach, Tod Kowalczyk, and his coaching staff wear BowTies during a chosen game to support the fight against prostate cancer at the University of Toledo Medical Center, and anyone can make a donation to receive a BowTie and a ticket to the game.
Tie One On became involved with BowTie Cause when it’s founder and BowTie wearer, Larry Burns, learned about Dhani Jones’ cause and wanted The University of Toledo to be both a partner and a supporter.
Over $70,000 has been raised in the first four years in support of cancer care, awareness and outreach
This year’s honorary guest is Ernie Johnson, host for Inside the NBA and TNT. Previous celebrity guests have included Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News and the Big Ten Network. Ken has worn our bow tie several times on-air, including this year’s World Series.