The 7th annual Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge is back with tough competition. 48 of the top men’s college basketball coaches in the country are coming together to compete for the chance to give back. Fans, supporters, and alumni all have the chance to help their favorite coach win money for their favorite charities.
Between this month and March, there will be four rounds of eliminations. It’s up to voters to determine who stays in the competition by voting for their favorite coach each day. After each voting period ends, the coaches’ with the least amount of votes will not advance to the next round. Each coach that makes it past an elimination will increase the amount of money to be donated. The last coach standing in March will receive $100,000 for the cause of their choice. Fans who vote are also eligible to win prizes that include gifts such as autographed shoes and basketballs.
Some of the coaches competing this year are UCLA’s Steve Alford, Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall, and last year’s winner, University of Michigan’s John Beilein who donated his earnings to The ChadTough Foundation. This year brings new faces as Temple University’s Fran Dunphy, Chris Mullin of St. John’s University, and more are set to participate. Some of the charities the coaches are competing for include Coaches vs. Cancer, Alzheimer’s Association, and Children’s Miracle Network. Though only one coach gets to donate the grand prize of $100,000, each charity will receive a $1,000 donation.
Infiniti is a proud Official Corporate Partner of the NCAA® and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. To vote and stay on top of the leaderboard, visit the 2017 Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge site. May the best coach win.