Coach Haith to Participate in Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge
COLUMBIA -- As part of its ongoing corporate partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the NCAA, and ESPN, Infiniti has announced an expanded "Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge" with a $100,000 donation to the winning coach's designated charity. Mizzou's Frank Haith is one of 48 NABC coaches taking part in this challenge and he is participating on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of the Columbia Area.
Fan participation will determine the ultimate winner over an eight-week period beginning January 18th by registering and voting at www.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 for up to four coaches per day. The winning coach will be announced March 9, 2012.
The total Infiniti contribution will be more than $300,000. All 48 coaches' charities are guaranteed at least $5,000 from Infiniti.
"I'm honored to participate in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge and to represent the University of Missouri on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of the Columbia Area," Haith said. "We look forward to Tiger Nation supporting our efforts and raising awareness for this great organization."