If we had been selected by one coach in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge (ICCC) it would have been cool but two coaches- that’s amazing!
In its third year, the challenge has provided a little bit of fun during the college basketball season. Fans can vote every day in each region (that’s right you can vote for a different coach in each region- just make sure you select them all before you click submit!) for their coach. Then after six weeks- the winner of each region will go against each other for two more weeks. The final winner’s charity will receive $100,000.
Our first coach is from Murray State. Coach Steve Prohm is in the East Region and has been making great strides. Currently he is in third place but has been making up ground quickly. I think a final four spot could be in his future. Racer Nation will stand behind Coach Prohm and will help him get his spot in the final four.
“This is an honor to be part of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge,” Prohm said. “This is a great opportunity to continue to bring awareness to not only The V Foundation which is the charity of my choice, but to the other charities the coaches are involved with. It’s a chance for us to help the less fortunate and I hope everyone will get involved and vote. I appreciate the efforts of Infiniti, NABC, ESPN and the NCAA for their work on this project.”
The second coach is from North Carolina State University. Coach Mark Gottfried is in the South Region and after one day in second place- he took over the lead and has been holding on ever since. The fight in the South Region will be tough but I have faith in the Wolfpack nation. This is what Coach Gottfried had to say, “First of all, there’s a desire to help with the research to cure cancer. I’ve always tried to help The V Foundation because the funds go to directly to help fund research. Plus with Jim Valvano’s association with our school and what he did here, I think it’s important to all of our fans and it fits.”
We are so grateful to Coach Gottfried and Coach Prohm for selecting us as their charity for the challenge. Help us get both of them to the final four- vote www.epsn.com/infiniti (everyday!!!)