Vote to help Huggins win $100,000
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Thanks, Mountaineer fans, for helping WVU Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins advance to Round 3 in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge! Next up is Round 4. Huggins is now among the 16 basketball coaches from across the country still in the competition and hoping to win the $100,000 grand prize for their charities. Huggins' prize money would benefit the WVU Cancer Institute.
The program, sponsored by luxury automobile manufacturer Infiniti in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the NCAA, and ESPN, benefits the coaches’ favorite charities.
Infiniti will donate at least $1,000 to each participating coach and will award $100,000 to the coach who receives the most fan votes over a 10-week period that starts today (Jan. 4) and ends at 11:59 a.m. on March 13. Fans can register and vote online daily at espn.com/infiniti for their favorite coach.
“Mountaineer fans are the greatest,” Huggins said. “But I want them to realize that this event isn’t a popularity contest. When they vote for me, they’ll be voting to find new and better treatments for cancer and bringing hope to those afflicted with the disease.”
If Huggins wins the Challenge, the prize money will go to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund he established at the WVU Cancer Institute in memory of his mother, who died in 2003 following a long battle with colon cancer. In keeping with Coach Huggins’ wishes, this fund supports clinical research, specifically providing access to cancer clinical trials for all West Virginians at WVU Medicine affiliates.
Several young investigators conducting cancer research at the WVU Health Sciences Center showcased their work during the 53rd Annual Van Liere Research Conference this past week.
Supporters of the WVU Cancer Institute will celebrate the Cancer Institute’s history of excellence in cancer treatment, prevention, and research during the 33rd Annual Spring Gala , which will be held April 27 and 28 at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.