Steve Wojciechowski Returns To Coaches Charity Challenge
Jan. 6, 2017
Wojciechowski, who can win as much as $100,000 for a specific charity, has again selected Camp Hometown Heroes as his partner during the season-long competition. In 2016, Wojciechowski advanced to the third round of voting and earned $10,000 for the organization.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Infiniti announced that it will once again sponsor the "Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge" as part of its partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the NCAA and ESPN. Now in its sixth 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.
Infiniti, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, has pledged to make donations throughout the competition totaling over $349,000. The farther 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.
Beginning January 2, fans will decide who the winner is over a 10 week period, casting votes on a custom online microsite at www.espn.com/infiniti. Voters can cast one vote per day for a coach's charity.
The first round of voting takes place January 2 and runs through January 22. Half of the coaches advance to a second round, held between January 23 and February 12. From February 13 to February 26, 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 27 to March 12, fans can vote for one coach per day with the top vote-getting coach and charity announced on March 12.
ABOUT CAMP HOMETOWN HEROES
Camp Hometown Heroes is specifically designed to provide children, ages 7-17, with opportunities for friendship, acceptance and personal growth. Through the support of pediatric grief specialists 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.
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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