Coach Wojo, Camp Hometown Heroes Partner In Challenge

Help Coach Wojo win $100K for Camp Hometown Heroes
Jan. 4, 2016

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Coach Steve Wojciechowski is excited to be one of the 48 coaches chosen to compete for $100,000 and has selected Camp Hometown Heroes as his charity.

Camp Hometown Heroes is a free, national week-long summer camp hosted in Wisconsin for children who’ve lost a loved one who served in the U.S. Military. “When we found out Coach Wojo selected Camp Hometown Heroes for this challenge, we were beyond honored and excited. We thank Coach Wojo and his wife, Lindsay, for never stopping to remember the children who have made a lifelong sacrifice by losing a loved one who served in the U.S. Military,” stated Camp Hometown Heroes Executive Director, Deb Paschke.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Infiniti will make total donations throughout the competition of $349,000. As coaches advance throughout the competition, donations totaling $249,000 will be awarded to each of their charities of choice; the farther the coaches advance, the more money they raise. The final winning coach will receive a total of $100,000 to benefit his charity of choice.

Beginning January 4, fans will decide who the winner is over a four-round, 10-week period, casting votes on a custom online microsite at www.ESPN.com/Infiniti. Voters can cast their votes for one coach's charity each day.

The first round of voting takes place January 4 and runs through January 24, with half of the coaches advancing to a second round, held between January 25 and February 14. From February 15 to February 28, the 16 advancing coaches from round two will compete in a third round where only four coaches advance to the final, fourth round. From February 29 to March 13, fans can vote for one coach, per region, per day, with the top vote-getting coach and charity announced on March 13, 2015.


 

 

ABOUT COACH WOJCIECHOWSKI

The 2015-16 campaign is the second at Marquette University for head coach Steve Wojciechowski, who has enjoyed a wealth of success in collegiate basketball as both a player and a coach.

From the moment he arrived on campus, Wojciechowski established his "Win Every Day" philosophy as the foundation for the Marquette program. That approach has been extremely successful on the recruiting trail, where the MU staff has been able to assemble a consensus nationally ranked recruiting class in 2015.

ABOUT CAMP HOMETOWN HEROES

Camp Hometown Heroes is specifically designed to provide children, ages 6-17, with opportunities for friendship, acceptance and personal growth. Through the support of pediatric grief specialists from the Kyle’s Korner non-profit organization and the guidance of longtime national summer camp leaders, the children are given the opportunity to grieve and heal in a warm, caring environment with others who can relate to their personal stories.

“By losing a loved one who served our great nation, these families paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy each day,” said co-Founder Neil Willenson. Co-Founder Jim Kacmarcik added, “We owe it to their departed loved ones to provide these kids and their families with incredible opportunities for friendship, healing and fun.”

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