Jan. 15, 2013
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FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Infiniti announced that it will once again partner with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the NCAA® and ESPN as the sponsor of the “Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.” Now in its third year, Infiniti, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, will make a $100,000 donation to the winning coach’s designated charity. Iowa’s Fran McCaffery is one of 48 NABC coaches taking part in this challenge.
Fan participation will determine the ultimate winner over an eight-week period by registering and voting on a custom microsite on 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 once per day for their favorite coach and his charity. The winning coach will be announced March 11, 2013.
Go to ESPN.com/Infiniti each day and vote for Fran McCaffery and hs charity, Coaches vs. Cancer. The total Infiniti contribution will be more than $300,000. All 48 coaches’ charities are guaranteed at least $5,000 from Infiniti.
“College basketball coaches across America contribute in so many ways throughout the year for numerous national and local charitable organizations as well as community projects and initiatives,” said Jim Haney, executive director of the NABC. “The Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge enables college basketball fans to team with these outstanding coaches in providing significant financial support and awareness for so many worthy programs.”
The Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge will be promoted each week through a wide range of media, including the ESPN Game of the Week, Facebook and other social media.
“Infiniti is proud to once again support NCAA Division I men’s basketball and the NABC and their outstanding efforts in raising funds and support for their designated charities,” added Poore. “We’re also looking forward to joining fans across the nation for a great season of outstanding competition on the courts.”