48 Top College Basketball Coaches Go Head-to-Head for Over $300,000 in Donations in “Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge”

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 by in Nissan Canada

01.17.2012

, FRANKLIN, Tenn.

48 Top College Basketball Coaches Go Head-to-Head for Over $300,000 in Donations in “Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge”

– Fans Select Winners in Regional Match-ups, a Winning Coach’s Designated Charity Scores $100,000 Donation From Infiniti –

As partial of a ongoing corporate partnership with a National Association of Basketball Coaches, a NCAA® and ESPN, Infiniti has announced an stretched “Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge” with a $100,000 concession to a winning coach’s designated charity. Expanding from 14 participating NABC coaches final deteriorate to 48 of a nation’s tip NCAA Division we Men’s Basketball coaches this year, a sum Infiniti grant will be some-more than $300,000.

Fan appearance will establish a ultimate leader over an eight-week duration commencement Jan 18th by induction and voting on a tradition microsite on www.ESPN.com/Infiniti. For a initial 6 weeks, 4 brackets of 12 coaches will be interconnected opposite any other, with a winners from any organisation relocating onto a subsequent turn in week 7 and a final turn in week eight. Fans can opinion for adult to 4 coaches per day. The winning manager will be announced Mar 9, 2012.

Among a participating coaches, and their charities are: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse, Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation; Jim Calhoun, Connecticut, The UCONN Foundation, Inc.’s Jim and Pat Calhoun Cardiology Research Endowment Fund for a University of Connecticut; Bob Huggins, West Virginia, Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund; Mike Krzyzewski, Duke, Emily Krzyzewski Center; Roy Williams, North Carolina, Coaches Versus Cancer; and Jay Wright, Villanova, Augustinian Fund. All 48 coaches’ charities are guaranteed during slightest $5,000 from Infiniti.

“The Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge is a approach to supplement a larger turn of support to a ongoing partnerships with a NABC and NCAA and their excellent efforts in lifting supports and support for their designated charities,” pronounced Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. “It allows us to move recognition to a superb village efforts of these reputable coaches, and hopefully enthuse fans to learn and give some-more to any gift on their own.”

“The strenuous recognition of men’s college basketball provides an superb height for coaches opposite America,” pronounced NABC President Ernie Kent. “While many fans follow any aspect of their teams’ on-court performances, a Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge enables people to see a countless free and village endeavors championed by coaches off a court.”

The Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge will be promoted any week by a far-reaching operation of media, including a Doug Gottlieb Radio Show on ESPN, a ESPN Game of a Week, Facebook and other amicable media.

“We’ve stretched a support of NCAA Men’s Division we College Basketball and a NABC once again since there’s zero some-more moving than examination these athletes go head-to-head on a hardwood week-after-week, with a top turn of loyalty and sportsmanship,” combined Poore. “We’re unapproachable to be compared with these excellent immature organisation and their coaches.”

About Infiniti
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About NCAA

The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit organisation of colleges and universities committed to ancillary educational and jaunty opportunities for some-more than 400,000 student-athletes during some-more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, some-more than 54,000 student-athletes contest in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports.

Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for some-more sum about a Association, a goals and members and corporate partnerships that assistance support programs for student-athletes. [NCAA, Final Four and Mar Madness are trademarks owned or protected by a National Collegiate Athletic Association.]

About a National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, a NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, a mythological basketball manager during a University of Kansas. Allen, a tyro of James Naismith, a contriver of basketball, orderly coaches into this common organisation to offer as Guardians of a Game. The NABC now has scarcely 5,000 members consisting essentially of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of a NABC are approaching to defend a core values of being a Guardian of a Game by bringing courtesy to a certain aspects of a competition of basketball and a purpose coaches play in a educational and jaunty lives of today’s student-athletes. The 4 core values of being a Guardian of a Game are advocacy, leadership, use and education. Additional information about a NABC, a programs and membership, can be found during www.nabc.org.


Contact:

Ray Daniels
Infiniti Product Communications
615-725-1449
ray.daniels@infiniti.com

Rick Leddy
NABC
ricknabc@gmail.com
203-815-2437

Amy Phillips
ESPN
amy.phillips@espn.com
212-456-0226

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