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Shaka Smart Joins ESPN's Coaches Charity Challenge

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Richmond, VA—VCU Head Basketball Coach Shaka Smart will participate in the 3rd Annual ESPN/Infiniti Coaches Challenge, and has selected a local non-profit to benefit from the online contest.

Coach Smart was selected as one of 48 NCAA coaches to take part in the Coaches Charity Challenge. The online contest begins Monday, January 14, and will continue for six weeks.

The four coaches who receive the most votes will advance to a two-week competition; the winning coach will receive $100,000 to go to his selected charity.

Coach Smart has chosen FRIENDS Association for Children as the charity he will represent in this contest. FRIENDS is a non-profit which has been serving children and families in the Richmond area for over 140 years. The organizations currently serves about 1,000 children, ages six to 17 years old, and aims to help them gain literacy and developmental skills.

To vote for Coach Smart and FRIENDS, register here, and click on the Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge banner. Votes may be cast daily for the duration of the contest.

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