UPDATE – Coach Rose is currently in tenth place in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge voting. You can vote for Rose here. You can vote once per day in the Challenge.
BYU men’s head basketball coach Dave Rose will compete in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge, a tournament bracket-style contest to raise money for each coach’s charity of choice.
Forty-eight NCAA Division I men’s basketball coaches compete in the four-round tournament and advance based on online votes from fans. The further coaches advance, the more money their charity wins. Each charity will receive a minimum of $1,000 and the winning coach’s charity will receive $100,000. Infiniti will donate a total of $349,000 to the various charities throughout the tournament.
A survivor of pancreatic cancer himself, Rose’s charity of choice is Coaches vs. Cancer. This charity is a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches and aims to increase cancer awareness among basketball coaches, teams and communities.
First round voting begins Tuesday, January 5 and can be completed at www.ESPN.com/Infiniti. The four rounds of tournament play last 10 weeks and voters may vote for their coach’s charity once per day.
- First round voting of 48 coaches: January 5 – January 25
- Second round voting of 24 coaches: January 26 – February 15
- Third round voting of 16 coaches: February 16 – March 1
- Final round voting of 4 coaches: March 2 – March 15
The final winning coach and charity will be announced on March 15.