Jan. 4, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Men's Basketball Coach John Thompson III is one of 48 Division I men's basketball coaches participating in the sixth-annual Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge, announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the NCAA and ESPN.
The Coaches' Charity Challenge is a four-round online bracket tournament in which coaches represent charities and compete for fan votes.
Thompson will represent and compete on behalf of S.O.M.E. - So Others Might Eat - an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of the Nation's Capital. The group meets the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing and health care.
Infiniti, an official NCAA corporate partner, will donate a total of $349,000 throughout the competition. While the winning coach will receive a total of $100,000 to benefit his charity of choice, Infiniti has guaranteed a donation of at least $1,000 to the charities of each coach involved in the program.
The donation to the respective charities increases the farther a coach advances in the competition. The charities of coaches involved could receive donations of $1,000, $7,500, $10,000, $15,000 or the grand prize amount of $100,000.
The competition begins on Jan. 4 and fans can vote at www.ESPN.com/Infiniti to decide the winner throughout the four-round, 10-week competition.
The field will be cut in half after the first round (Jan. 4-24) of voting. After the second round (Jan. 25-Feb. 14), the field will be cut to 16 coaches for the third round (Feb. 15-28). Only four coaches will advance to the fourth and final round (Feb. 29-March 13) with the top vote-getting coach and charity announced on March 14.
What is the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge?
Supporters may vote once per day, every day, for their coach. The coach with the most votes wins $100,000 for their designated charity.
How do I participate?
1. Head to www.espn.com/infiniti
2. Log in or create a username
3. Vote every day
Voting is cumulative in each round, so we're counting on you to make it part of your daily routine. Share with friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #votebettertogether.
How often can I vote?
You can vote once per day, every day. Voting is cumulative in each round.
Do I have to create a username and password?
In order to ensure that each person votes only once per day, you must log in or create a username for the ESPN website. NO PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED OR SOLD, AND YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY UNSOLICITED EMAILS.
I voted in last year's Challenge; do I have to create new a new log-in?
No, you don't! Just use your existing ESPN.com log-in information and vote every day.
Will my personal information be shared or sold? Will I receive spam emails?
No personal information will be shared or sold, and you will not receive any unsolicited emails. Privacy policies for both ESPN.com and Infiniti can be found at www.espn.com and http://www.infinitiusa.com/global/privacy.html.
For additional information visit www.abideomaha.org/bettertogether.