Siena Women’s Coaches #Chillin4Charity


It’s a movement sweeping the nation for a good cause called Chillin 4 Charity Cold Water Challenge and the Siena Women’s Basketball staff accepted the challenge by getting drenched with ice cold buckets of water as part of a fun-filled fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Head Coach Ali Jaques and assistants Stephanie McCormick and Bridgette Mitchell each took their turn in getting soaked right after issuing their own challenges to their coaching colleagues. The challenge, which was started by Arizona Women’s Basketball Head Coach Niya Butts, has gone viral via the internet and social media as coaches post their #Chillin4Charity videos.

Once challenged, coaches have 48 hours to answer the challenge and be splashed by their teams. Any head coach that doesn’t answer the challenge owes the Kay Yow Foundation $250 and assistant coaches owe $100. Each head coach that answers the challenge donates $50 and each assistant coach owes $25.

Jaques was challenged by Manhattan Head Coach John Olenowski, McCormick by UCF Associate Head Coach Ken Griffin and Mitchell by Ohio State Assistant Coach Joy Cheek.

Once completing the challenge, Jaques has now challenged new Stony Brook Head Coach Caroline McCombs, Howard Head Coach Tennille Adams, Seton Hall Head Coach Anthony Bozzella and William & Mary Head Coach Ed Swanson. McCormick is challenging Missouri State Head Coach Kellie Harper, Belmont Assistant Coach L’Tona Lamonte, Appalachian State Assistant Coach Jessica Jackson and USC Upstate Assistant Coach Jason Rasnake. Mitchell has challenged Duke Assistant Coach Al Brown, Concordia Head Coach Trisha Stafford-Odom, Campbell Special Assistant Brittany Cox and Cheyney Head Coach Kyle Adams.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on December 3, 2007, from the vision of the organization’s namesake Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach. Through events, fundraising and partnerships, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund supports research, provides grants, and drives inspiration in the fight against women’s cancers.


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