June 25, 2014
Hokies participate in Chillin4Charity Challenge
Women's basketball staff gets soaked for Kay Yow Fund

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball staff participated in the Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge to support and bring awareness to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund on Tuesday afternoon at the Hahn-Hurst Practice Facility in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Head Coach Dennis Wolff, Associate Head Coach Thomas Joyce, Assistant Coaches Bett Shelby and Jermaine Woods and Video Coordinator Lisa Strack answered the challenge by having buckets of ice water dumped on their heads by current player Taijah Campbell, recently graduated forward Nia Evans and strength & conditioning coach Brandon Dillard.

Chillin4Charity is an initiative started by the University of Arizona women’s basketball team and Head Coach Niya Butts, to raise awareness and donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The challenge was issued to the rest of the Pac-12 coaches and has gained momentum from there, reaching across the nation as coaches continue to challenge others.

Rules for the challenge are that all parties have 48 hours from the release to answer the challenge, if it goes unmet then that party owes the Kay Yow Foundation $250 for head coaches and $100 for assistants. If the challenge is met then whoever issued the challenge owes the foundation $50 for head coaches and $25 for assistants.

Former Tech assistant and current Iona Head Coach Billi Godsey challenged the Hokies’ entire staff. While Coach Shelby was also challenged by Stetson Assistant Coach Pam Brown.

Now that the challenge has been completed, the women’s basketball staff has issued its own challenges to Coach Wolff’s son Matt Wolff, an assistant at American, Old Dominion Head Coach Jeff Jones, Army Head Coach Dave Magarity and our own Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball Head Coach Buzz Williams.

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