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    November 3, 2010
    Hokie coaches help "Shots from the Heart"
    Greenberg, Autry raising money, awareness in battle against heart disease

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg and assistant coach Adrian Autry are taking part in the “Shots from the Heart” campaign, a function of the American Heart Association and CollegeInsider.com in effort to generate more awareness for the growing problem of heart disease during the 2010-11 season.

    There will be two 64-coach fields (one for head coaches and one for assistant coaches) and the participating coaches will compete in a free throw shooting contest, which will be bracketed. Starting in mid-November, coaches will compete against one another with winners advancing to the next round. Each coach will shoot 25 free throws at his location and a member of the athletics department will tally the results and the coach with the most makes will advance. The finals will take place at the Final Four in Houston in March, 2011.

    “We need to do anything we can to create a greater awareness of heart disease,” Greenberg said. “Having been a close, personal friend of Skip Prosser and now having to deal on a daily basis with the condition of Allan Chaney, it is important we keep the battle against heart disease. We need to put this cause in the forefront and help find ways to generate a greater awareness of this crippiling and potentially fatal condition.”

    To find out more about this program and for ways to help in the battle against heart disease, log onto www.collegeinsider.com/shots or contact you local chapter of the American Heart Association. You can also log onto www.heart.org for more information on the American Heart Association.

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