Feb. 7, 2013
Vote Here For Coach Dawkins!
STANFORD, Calif.- Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men's Basketball Johnny Dawkins is proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula by participating in Infiniti's ongoing partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the NCAA and ESPN in the "Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge."
The program includes a $100,000 donation to the winning coach's designated charity and the ultimate Infiniti contribution will total more than $300,000.
Dawkins is currently leading the West Region, garnering 21.0 percent of the vote. Arizona's Sean Miller is gaining ground in second place at 18.0 percent.
West Region - Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge
1) Johnny Dawkins, Stanford ... 21.0% ... (Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula)
2) Sean Miller, Arizona ... 18.0% ... (Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern Arizona)
3) Dave Rose, BYU ... 12.0% ... (Coaches vs. Cancer)
4) Bruce Weber, Kansas State ... 11.0% ... (Coaches vs. Cancer)
5) Larry Brown, SMU ... 9.0% ... (Dragonfly Forest)
6) Dave Rice, UNLV ... 6.0% ... (The Dave Rice Foundation for Autism)
7) Steve Fisher, San Diego State ... 5.0% ... (Scripps Hospital Prostate Cancer Care)
8) Ben Howland, UCLA ... 5.0% ... (Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation)
9) Bill Self, Kansas ... 5.0% ... (Assists Foundation)
10) Mark Few, Gonzaga ... 4.0% ... (Coaches vs. Cancer)
11) Lon Kruger, Oklahoma ... 2.0% ... (Coaches vs. Cancer)
12) Lorenzo Romar, Washington ... 1.0% ... (Lorenzo Romar Foundation)
Fan participation will determine the winner over an eight-week period that runs from Jan. 14-Feb. 27 on www.ESPN.com/Infiniti. For the first six weeks, coaches will be paired against each other in four regional brackets of 12 coaches each. Regional winners will advance to the semifinals in week seven and the final round in week eight (Feb. 27-March 10).
Fans can vote for up to four coaches per day. The winning coach will be announced March 11.
About the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula's (BGCP) vision is for all youth of the Bay Area Peninsula to graduate from high school with a plan for additional post-secondary education or training. Over the past five years, in neighborhoods where less than half the youth graduate from high school, 85% of BGCP's school site members have graduated from high school with a plan. BGCP is doubling high school graduation rates by implementing proven practices in strategic partnership with schools, families, government, corporations, nonprofits and volunteers. While most youth development organizations focus on motivated youth and are selective about whom they serve, BGCP serves all youth.