Steve Wojciechowski returns to Coaches’ Charity Challenge
Jan. 2, 2018
MILWAUKEE – Marquette University head men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski will compete for the third year in a row in the Coaches’ Charity Challenge for Camp Hometown Heroes.
Wojciechowski, one of 48 head coaches competing from across the nation, can win as much as $100,000 for the charity if he is crowned the winner on March 11.
In 2016, Wojciechowski advanced to the third round of voting and earned $10,000 for the organization. He also made it to the second round last year.
Great Midwest Bank is the presenting sponsor of Wojciechowski’s campaign this season and is donating money for each point the Golden Eagles score during 2017-18. Marquette has scored almost 1,200 points entering Wednesday’s game at Providence and is averaging 82.6 points per contest.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Now in its seventh year, the program consists of 48 NCAA® Division I men's basketball coaches competing for fan votes in a four-round contest that helps raise money for charities of the coaches' choice. The contest is in conjunction with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the NCAA and ESPN.
The further the coaches advance in the competition; the more money is raised for their respective charities. The winning coach will receive $100,000 to benefit his charity of choice.
HOW TO VOTE
Beginning January 2, fans will decide who the winner is over a 10-week period, casting votes on a custom online microsite at www.InfinitiTimeout.com. Voters can cast one vote per day for a coach's charity through the microsite and there is no log-in required to vote.
Fans can also vote through Twitter and Instagram by mentioning ‘#Timeout2Vote and @steve_wojo’ (or #CoachSteveWojciechowski) on each platform each day. Those voting on the microsite will have the option to share their vote through Twitter and Instagram and count as additional votes.
Social Media Voting: During the Voting Period, you can take the following additional actions to vote for your chosen Coach and his Designated Charity (“Social Media Voting”):
(1) ON TWITTER: Tweet two (2) hashtags: #Timeout2Vote and the Coach’s Challenge hashtag (@steve_wojo or #CoachSteveWojciechowski). Retweets meeting the same criteria will count.
(2) ON INSTAGRAM: Post a photo of you calling a game time-out and include two (2) hashtags: #Timeout2Vote and the Coach’s Challenge hashtag (@steve_wojo or #CoachSteveWojciechowski).
The first round of voting takes place January 2 and runs through January 21. Half of the coaches advance to a second round, held between January 22 and February 11. From February 12 to February 25, the 16 advancing coaches from round two will compete in a third round where only four coaches advance to the final round. From February 26 to March 10, fans can vote for one coach per day with the top vote-getting coach and charity announced on March 11.
ABOUT CAMP HOMETOWN HEROES
Camp Hometown Heroes is a free week-long overnight summer camp for children and siblings, ages seven to 17, of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner: combat, accident, illness or suicide.
During their visit to camp, perhaps for the first time in their young lives, the children have the opportunity to openly discuss their feelings and experiences. Through the support of pediatric grief specialists the children are afforded the opportunity to enjoy typical summer camp activities such as swimming, dance, arts and crafts, archery, drama, canoeing, fishing, climbing and more. — But most importantly, the children are given many opportunities to begin or continue the healing process.
Camp mom: “Camp in and of itself does not heal and fix up the grief. It does not wash away the years of pain in a week. It does not close up the hole in their hearts. But it gifts them with healthy ways to release some of their pain and take steps toward healing.”
Camper: “I never knew that something as simple as going to a camp with other kids like me … would change me so drastically. My whole life I’ve never made connections with other kids my age because I couldn’t trust them or we just couldn’t relate, but after going to camp I finally know what it feels like to have a friend standing with you through everything. Camp changed me forever.”
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