BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech fans can join together with head coach Seth Greenberg to raise funds for the American Heart Association as part of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.
Infiniti, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the NCAA and ESPN, has announced an expanded “Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge” with a $100,000 donation to the winning coach’s designated charity. Expanding from 14 participating NABC coaches last season to 48 of the nation’s top NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball coaches this year, the total Infiniti contribution will be more than $300,000.
“I am excited to be part of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge to support the American Heart Association,” Greenberg said. “Having seen Allan Chaney go through heart disease at such a young age and having lost my dear friend Skip Prosser, it is evident that we need not ignore this disease. Any help the Hokie Nation can provide in this effort is great appreciated.”
Fan participation will determine the ultimate winner over an eight-week period by registering and voting on a custom microsite on www.ESPN.com/Infiniti. For the first six weeks, four brackets of 12 coaches will be paired against each other, with the winners from each group moving onto the next round in week seven and the final round in week eight. Fans can vote for up to four coaches per day. The winning coach will be announced March 9, 2012.
The Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge will be promoted each week through a wide range of media, including the Doug Gottlieb Radio Show on ESPN, the ESPN Game of the Week, Facebook and other social media. All 48 coaches’ charities are guaranteed at least $5,000 from Infiniti.
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