Thad Matta Going Head-to-Head
with 47 Basketball Coaches
for $100,000 in Coaches’ Charity Challenge
From Press Release
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Men’s basketball coach Thad Matta is competing to win $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio.
Matta is participating in the “Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge” in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the NCAA® and ESPN. The program includes a $100,000 donation to the winning coach’s designated charity. Expanding from 14 participating NABC coaches last season to 48 of the nation’s top NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball coaches this year, the total Infiniti contribution will be more than $300,000.
Fan participation will determine the ultimate winner over an eight-week period beginning now by registering and voting on 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.
“Coach Matta and his family have been great friends to our charity for many years, and we are excited to support the efforts to help him win this year’s challenge,” said Dee Anders, executive director for RMHC of Central Ohio.
“The Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge is a way to add a greater level of support to our ongoing partnerships with the NABC and NCAA and their fine efforts in raising funds and support for their designated charities,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore.
"Specifically, it allows us to bring awareness to the outstanding community efforts of Coach Thad Matta, and hopefully inspire fans to learn and give more to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio on their own.”
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
When a child is hospitalized, the healing power of having family nearby is beyond measure. It is this heartfelt purpose that both drives and defines the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. The Columbus Ronald McDonald House is located directly across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and serves the needs of families with seriously ill children receiving treatment in the hospital. Open 365 days a year, the Ronald McDonald House offers comfortable bedrooms with private baths, continuing care suites for recovering transplant patients, fully equipped kitchens and dining areas, play rooms, laundry facilities, a meditation room, exercise room and informal gathering areas. It is a home-away-from-home for families in their greatest time of need. From the visionary beginnings of the first Ronald McDonald House on 18th street, to the House at 711 Livingston Ave, RMHC has grown with the Columbus community and its needs. The House has the capacity to be a home-away-from-home for eighty families every night, making it the second largest Ronald McDonald House in the U.S. Each year, RMHC provides 20,000 nights at the House for over 3,000 families. www.RMHC-CentralOhio.org.
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